Dan Brown
Canada
Sun Jan 16, 12:38

Canada is...well, Canada. Overrated by many. While Canada may appear to be a sort of idiot relative of ours, she got her land the same way we got ours - by taking it from them who had it first. Lift their living room carpet and you'll find a similar kind of dirt.

    • As I recall,olds, Sun Jan 09 14:01
      Ondaatje was savaged by a certain nationalist element in Canada for having the temerity to write about "American" subjects. Apparently Canada was peculiarly insular--and insecure--about its literary c... more
      • Canada — Dan Brown, Sun Jan 16 12:38
        • True, Dan.olds, Mon Jan 17 14:48
          At least about the "similar kind of dirt," though if Canada can be characterized as "a sort of idiot relative of ours," I am happy to raise high a glass to idiocy. As someone who reads his fair sha... more
          • More Canadian contributionsB.J., Tue Feb 08 1:09
            Canada’s participation in the 1944 D-Day landing at Juno Beach. 14,000 well trained Canadian soldiers rapidly hit the beach and quickly moved inland which had an indirect effect of decreasing the defe... more
            • Re: More Canadian contributionsDaniel Buck, Tue Feb 08 10:16
              Excellent point. 12 or 13 (depending on who is counting) allied countries provided troops, with the US, Britain, and Canada landing the most. I will take this WWII nod to recommend a fine book tha... more
          • There's a few exceptions. No doubtDan Brown, Mon Jan 17 22:55
            I do admire Trudeau's willingness to go full blackface at a moment's notice. And also like us, Canada interred their Japanese citizens during WW2, for their own good, of course. They also keep the nat... more
            • Oh, I wouldn'tolds, Thu Feb 10 13:35
              suggest trusting Cohen, just listening to him, or better yet, reading him. "Beautiful Losers" is a terrific novel and there are a number of poetry collections that are worth a look-see as well. BTW... more
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