Imperialist Canada: A Review

(Published at Left Eye On Books on May 20, 2011.)

Few features of the political culture here in Canada are more likely to set my teeth on edge than the devotion not only of the right and center but of much of the left as well to the myth of Canadian benevolence. It has perhaps been a bit less frequently proclaimed in the last couple of years, what with us having Harper and them having Obama, but its existence in the form of nostalgia rather than contemporary condescension is perhaps even more grating and even more resistant to being countered with fact. For this reason, I find Imperialist Canada, Todd Gordon’s relentless dismantling of some of the central pillars of that myth to be…

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