Xenophobe's Guide to the Canadians


  • Kod: 9781906042257
  • Autor: Praca zbiorowa
  • Dostępność: Dostępna
  • Producent: Oval Books
  • paperback

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A guide to understanding the Canadians which shows the quirks of personality that set them apart from their neighbours to the south in the United States of America.

The fabric of society

The nation aspires towards a 'cultural mosaic', something like a patchwork quilt, whereas Americans have aimed for the 'melting pot'. Canadians are essentially practical, and have figured out that the bat-brained idea of a melting pot would simply never work in a country where 50% of the land never completely thaws at all. A quilt is a much more pragmatic idea: it's cold outside.