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A Fair Country: Telling Truths About Canada

Authors: Saul, John Ralston
Publisher: Penguin Canada
BISAC/Subject: SOC002010, SOC008040, POL045000, POL056000
ISBN: 9780143175339, Related ISBNs: 0143168428, 0143175335, 0670068047, 9780143168423, 9780143175339
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 360,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: In this startlingly original vision of Canada, renowned thinker John Ralston Saul argues that Canada is a Métis nation, heavily influenced and shaped by Aboriginal ideas: Egalitarianism, a proper balance between individual and group, and a penchant for negotiation over violence are all Aboriginal values that Canada absorbed. An obstacle to our progress, Saul argues, is that Canada has an increasingly ineffective elite, a colonial non-intellectual business elite that doesn't believe in Canada. It is critical that we recognize these aspects of the country in order to rethink it's future.
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