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A Fair Country by John Ralston Saul
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May 16, 15

it was ok
bookshelves: canadian, history-biography, nonfiction, gift, contemporary-world, academic
Read from October 24, 2010 to July 01, 2011

The beginning of the book goes through Canadian history with an interesting sort of "Aboriginal" lens. Unfortunately, Saul then goes on an extended rant about how "our elites" (a term he never really pins down) have failed us, which feels vague and insufficiently supported. The final section offers some recommendations for how we might think about ourselves as a country and how we might solve some of our more pressing issues. On the whole, the book provides some interesting ideas, but I would have appreciated a more rigorous system of referencing so that I could feel like the examples were coming from somewhere other than Saul's ass.
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