Reverberations in America's Attic

From the heady Trudeau years to a new vision of Canada Inc.

Canadian Writer Mordecai Richler (The Apprenticeship of Buddy Kravitz) is known for witty portraits of his native land, most recently in his book Home Sweet Home. Here he takes a typically affectionate look at his country's elections.

I adore it in Canada. Here we are hunkered down mindlessly in the snow, smack in the middle of the shortest possible overland missile, or, if you like, infantry route between those legendary, loving pals the U.S. and the Soviet Union. The 20th century, promised...

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