American Myths: What Canadians Think They Know about the United States

American Myths: What Canadians Think They Know about the United States

by Rudyard Griffiths




Despite generations of talking, trading, intermarrying, and fighting together as allies — not to mention sharing a border — Canadians cherish ideas about the United States that may not be true, ideas that often lead to a distorted perception of American society. American Myths challenges this conventional wisdom with 15 essays on topics including multiculturalism, health care, diplomacy, the environment, and America’s role as the world’s peacekeeper. Intelligent and thought-provoking, the book is required reading for anyone interested in future relations between the two nations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781552639832
Publisher: Key Porter Books
Publication date: 05/01/2008
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements     7
Introduction   Rudyard Griffiths     9
Sometimes Making Peace Means Making War   J.L. Granatstein     17
The Just Society   David Frum     29
America: Hardly a Melting Pot...   Patrick Luciani     41
Is America the Real North American Democracy?   Andrew Coyne     51
Bred in the Bone   Robert Fulford     63
The Future of Canada-U.S. Relations: Bring Back the Special Relationship   Allan Gotlieb     75
"You Want an Americanization of Canadian Health Care!"   David Gratzer     91
Across the Medicine Line   Tom Flanagan     105
The Environmental Question   Neil Reynolds     119
Our Mythology of Values   Andrew Cohen     137
Can Canada Be as Innovative, Competitive, and Entrepreneurial as the United States?   Jessica LeCroy     151
Our Shared Urban Future   Joel Kotkin     181
Further Reading     207
Author Biographies     209
About the Editor     213

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