american myths-what canadians think they know about the united states

i’m hardly immune to this, i mean, i have a tag called “canadians do it better” for biscuit’s sake. but that’s more the trickle down arrogance from all the emcees that i know, promise. here’s the winner:

“We more closely resemble Americans than any other people on earth, yet in our public and private discussions we make an elaborate show of rejecting American ideals. In an individual this might be considered a sign of mental illness, or at least a dangerous form of self-deception. As a way of thinking in public, it gives our relations with the Americans an unreal, even hallucinatory, quality. It also limits any chance we might have to develop as a mature and independent society. Those who judge themselves against the Americans are dominated by the Americans, whether they admit it or not.” (70-1, from Bred in the Boneby Robert Fulford)

thanks, toronto reference library.

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