The Hemisphere: The Virtue of Dullness

Many Canadians have found occasion to chide U.S. citizens for what External Affairs Chief Lester B. Pearson, no mean chider himself, calls "benevolent ignorance'' of Canadian affairs. Last week Montreal Star Editor George Ferguson explained to a Chautauqua, N.Y. audience why "some pretty important things can happen across your northern border without raising even a ripple of interest." Said Ferguson, in a mood of amiable concession: "The real reason why you know comparatively little about us is that we give you no very good reason for wanting to know more. You always know where we are, and—usually, anyway—we give nobody any...

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