A Fair Country

Penguin CanadaSKU: 9780143168423

Author:
Saul, John Ralston
Grade Levels:
Twelve, College, University
Nation:
Metis
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
340
Publisher:
Penguin
Copyright Data:
2009

Price:
Sale price$22.00

Description

In A Fair Country: Telling Truths about Canada, this startlingly original vision of Canada, renowned thinker John Ralston Saul argues that Canada is a Métis nation, heavily influenced and shaped by Aboriginal ideas: Egalitarianism, a proper balance between individual and group, and a penchant for negotiation over violence are all Aboriginal values that Canada absorbed. An obstacle to progress, Saul argues, is that Canada has an increasingly ineffective elite, a colonial non-intellectual business elite that doesn't believe in Canada. It is critical that we recognize these aspects of the country in order to rethink it's future. This book is on the list of recommended Aboriginal titles developed by staff of the (SOLS) Southern Ontario Library Service and the Ontario Library Service North for the Aboriginal Library Book Investment by the Ontario Ministry of Culture into the Ontario Public Libraries.

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