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Who We Are: A Citizen's Manifesto
Canadians have come to embrace their country as a “postmodern state”—a nation that downplays its history and makes few demands on its citizens, allowing them to find their allegiances where they may—in their region, their ethnic heritage or the language they speak. The notion of a Canadian national identity, with shared responsibilities and a common purpose, is considered ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published February 15th 2009 by Douglas & McIntyre
(first published 2009)
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Impassioned, wholly sincere, and, in that Griffiths enthusiastically incorporates the purview of his peers from as diverse a cross-selection as John Ralston Saul, Jack Granatstein, George Grant and B.W. Powe, surprisingly coherent. A significant part of me is attracted by the vision that Griffiths presents herein, though his answers, as I noticed and as other reviewers have pointed out, ofttimes seem guided more by instinct and commonsensical notions, rather than empirical data or analytical ...more