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Who We Are: A Citizen's Manifesto

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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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Feb 22, 2013 Szplug rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
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Sep 14, 2009 Brendan Edwards rated it it was ok
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Jan 21, 2016 Itisme rated it liked it
It did bog down in spots and it took me awhile to find his bias. I did finish it in time. It is due at the library tomorrow and other folks have it on hold so there would be no renewal chance for me.

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There are some very strong and compelling arguments made in this book, some of which I think would make great policy.
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