AMERICAN NOTES: A Different Drummer

"Our neighbors have faced it alone, and I'm one Canadian who is damned tired of hearing them kicked around," growled Canadian Gadfly Gordon Sinclair, 73, a Toronto TV and radio personality who broadcast those sentiments over Canadian radio last June in an editorial entitled "Americans." The response was so enthusiastic from U.S. listeners who were tuned in that Sinclair made a record of the editorial, with the strains of the Battle Hymn of the Republic in the background. Another Canadian, a news director named Byron MacGregor, 25, was so stirred by Sinclair's encomium that...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!