Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Where's Canada?

This video doesn't do what I expected it to do, viz. explain Canada to the Americans. There's nothing in here about the Canadian character, its flaws and virtues. It is a tribute to what a great friend Canada has been to the USA. But that is a valuable message for Canadians, an antidote to their reflexive but far from universal anti-Americanism (though it's mostly in eastern Canada, an Albertan recently told me). As a message to America, its value is simply in reminding Americans that Canada is there and more important to America than they think it is.

NBC broadcast this during the winter Olympics.

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