Canada: THE DOMINION: Canada Preferred

Hugh MacLennan, a top Canadian novelist (Barometer Rising, Two Solitudes), is an alert, perceptive native of Cape Breton, N.S. who has been around quite a lot. After sampling life in England (as a Rhodes scholar), and in the U.S. (as a graduate student at Princeton for three years), he decided that Canada was the place to live after all. In MacLean's Magazine this week 39-year-old Novelist MacLennan gives some reasons why the U.S. is not his choice.

Revolution & Puritanism. The U.S., he found, is moved by a mass optimism: "The reason ... is historical. The United States was formed as...

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