The Unfinished Canadian: The People We Are by Andrew Cohen

By Andrew Cohen

The award-winning, bestselling writer of While Canada Slept gives his view of a rustic wasted on Canadians.

What is nationwide personality? What makes the americans, the British, the French, the Russians, and the chinese language who they're? during this homogenized global, the place globalization is a byword for a deadening sameness, why do peoples who reside within the related area, use a similar funds, learn a similar books, and watch an identical video clips stay assorted from each other? up to Canada will be noticeable as a duplicate, clone, or colony of the United States, we're undoubtedly targeted. it's a results of our geography, heritage, and politics. It comes from our demography and prosperity. so much of all, it comes from our personality.

In The Unfinished Canadian, Andrew Cohen delves into our prior and found in seek of our defining nationwide features. He questions hoary shibboleths, soothing mythologies, and previous saws with irreverence, humour, and flintiness, unencumbered by means of our proverbial politeness (itself an exceptional misperception) and our suffocating political correctness. we're loads, in such a lot of colours, and it’s time we took a good examine ourselves. during this provocative, passionate, and chic ebook, Cohen argues that our mythology, our jealousy, our complacency, our apathy, our amnesia, and our moderation are all a part of the insufferable lightness of being Canadian.

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