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Author Name    Brimelow, Peter.

Title   THE PATRIOT GAME: NATIONAL DREAMS & POLITICAL REALITIES.

Book Condition   Very Good+

Jacket Condition   Very Good+

Publisher   Toronto Key Porter 1986

ISBN Number    1550130013 / 9781550130010

Seller ID   28519

310 pp, 9 1/2" H. "(A)rgues that Canada ought to be a second Switzerland, with a living standard actually higher than that of the U.S. But in fact it is embroiled in a tangle of regional and linguistic quarrels, mainipulated by both the Liberals and their Mulroney Tory imitators, and an elite in Ottawa that truly represents neither Anglophones nor Francophones. 'The Patriot Games' offers an unconventional view of Canada that will shatter many myths. Brimelow endorses the argument of Goldwin Smith's 1891 classic 'Canada and the Canadian Question' that our country is 'rich by nature, poor by policy'. He demonstrates that this is a direct consequence of fatally-flawed political institutions, which have created divisive polices like bilingualism and Canadian Nationalism. He shows that, paradoxically, English Canada is the dispossessed and colonized nation within a weakening Confederation. In a provocative portrait of the Trudeau era, he describes how the Liberals imposed an artificial bilingualism policy on an unsuspecting country, alienating the West and having little effect in Quebec. (This book) challenges us to come to terms with what being a Canadian means." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very tiny dent on front hinge..

Canada,  Canadian,  Politics,  Alberta,  Anglophones,  Australia,  Pierre  Berton,  Bilingualism,  Conrad  Black,  Robert  Bourassa,  Quebec,  British  Columbia,  British  Empire,  Anthems,  Flags,  Political  Systems,  Canadian  Broadcasting  Corporations,  CBC,  Jean  Chretien,  Civil  Service,  Joe  Clark,  Confederation,  Constitution,  John  Crosbie,  Culture,  Charles  De  Gaulle,  John  G.  Diefenbaker,  Maurice  Duplessis,  English  Canada,  Canadian  Establishment,  Douglas  Fisher,  FLQ,  Francophones,  Free  Trade,  French  Canada,  French  Canadians,  Walter  Gordon,  Allan  Gotlieb,  Richard  Gwyn,  John  W.  Holmes,  Jane  Jacobs,  William  Lyon  Mackenzie  King,  Marc  Lalonde,  Wilfrid  Laurier,  Rene  Levesque,  Liberals,  Liberal  Party,  Liberalism,  Peter  Lougheed,  Christina  Mccall-Newman,  John  A.  MacDonald,  Hugh  MacLennan,  Manitoba,  Maritimes,  Monarchy,  Montreal,  Brian  Mulroney,  National  Energy  Program,  New  Democratic  Party,  NDP,  New  Brunswick,  Newfoundland,  Northwest  Territories,  Nova  Scotia,  Ontario,  Ottawa,  Parti  Quebecois,  Lester  B.  Pearson,  Petro-Canada,  Progressive  Conservatives,  PCs,  Protestants,  George  Radwanski,  Ronald  Reagan,  Referendum,  Louis  Riel,  Roman  Catholicism,  Claude  Ryan,  Saskatchewan,  Separatism,  Robert  Sheppard,  Goldwin  Smith,  Social  Credit,  Robert  Stanfield,  Louis  St.  Laurent,  Toronto,  Toronto  Star,  Pierre  Elliott  Trudeau,  Prime  Ministers,  John  Turner,  Union  Nationale,  United  States,  Michael  Valpy,  Western  Canada,  World  War  I,  World  War  II,  Yukon,  Diplomacy,  Foreign  Affairs. 

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