Thursday, January 27, 2011

In the first years of the twenty-first century, Canadians seem to have rediscovered their North. A combination of battles over sovereignty, the race for northern resources, and the daunting prospect of an Arctic stripped of much of its summer ice cover by global warming has put the Arctic back on the national agenda. What makes the matter particularly compelling is that the United States is involved one way or another in all these issues, so that they have become intermingled with the neurotic anti-Americanism that is the evil twin of Canadian nationalism.
- from "The New North in Canadian History and Historiography" by Kenneth S. Coates and William R. Morrison

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