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National Dreams

Myth, Mystery, and Canadian History

As Canadians, we remember the stories told to us in high-school history class as condensed images of the past—the glorious Mountie, the fearsome Native, the Last Spike. National … 217 View
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Making Tracks

The Myth of CPR

From: National Dreams

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The myth of the CPR as creator of the country is, in fact, as old as the railway itself, which is not surprising given that it was the railway itself which created the myth. The mundane act of … 39 $1.17 Add
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The Mild West

The Myth of RCMP

From: National Dreams

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For a hundred years the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has occupied a special place in Canadian history and our imaginations. The story of how they drove out the American whiskey peddlers and … 49 $1.96 Add
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Your Majesty’s Realm

The Myth of the Master Race

From: National Dreams

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Canadian schoolchildren, who were taught to venerate Great Britain and its empire pledged allegiance to the monarch and sang "Rule Britannia" and "Soldiers of the Queen." … 63 $3.78 Add
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Smashing Heads Doesn’t Open Minds

Morality Binds and Blinds with Jonathan Haidt

From: I'm Right and You're an Idiot

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Ingrained, tribal behaviors can bind and blind us, and shut down open-minded thinking. Looking at the dynamic of polarization from the point of view of tribes and teams is enlightening and useful … 9 $0.90 Add
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The Infantilization of Quebec

The Myth of Unity

From: National Dreams

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The author presents the opposing view points on the Battle of Quebec. For generations, while Quebec historians characterized the Battle of Quebec as a catastrophe, English-Canadian historians … 49 $1.96 Add
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Divided We Stand

The Myth of Heroism

From: National Dreams

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It has often been observed that English Canada has not produced many heroes. The overwhelming influence of American culture on Canadian lives has inhibited the emergence of homegrown greatness. … 42 $1.68 Add
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Smashing Heads Doesn’t Open Minds

Why We Want to be Misled with Dan Kahan

From: I'm Right and You're an Idiot

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Group values impact risk perceptions and how our interpretation of scientific evidence is shaped by our cultural affiliations. Cultural cognition describes the tendency of individuals to conform … 8 $0.80 Add
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A Failure to Communicate

Facts are not Enough with George Lakoff

From: I'm Right and You're an Idiot

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Lakoff described frames as metaphors and conceptual frameworks that we use to interpret and understand the world. They give meaning to the words we hear more than the other way around, because … 7 $0.70 Add
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The Ideology of the Canoe

The Myth of Wilderness

From: National Dreams

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The canoe is omnipresent in Canadian history and folklore. Canadians feel that the canoe is a fundamental icon of our nationality, representing as it does our links to our history, to our land, … 50 $2.50 Add
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A Failure to Communicate

Matters of Concern with Bruno Latour

From: I'm Right and You're an Idiot

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Latour told me we should put aside matters of fact and focus instead upon matters of concern, a conclusion he arrived at after having studied everything from environmental crises to atmospheres … 12 $1.20 Add
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Conclusion

History in an Age of Anxiety

From: National Dreams

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Many Canadians are afflicted by perseveration of memory. They repeat the familiar myths of our history even as they must know that they no longer explain much about us. History is a … 29 $0.58 Add