What do you suppose would have been, say, Jason Kenney’s reaction had Michael Ignatieff been found to have once said the following?
As is so often the case in Canada-US intellectual history, the US led the way with bold social experiments which didn’t really pan out. The US drew back, but Canada rushed in and embraced the American innovations as the latest thing. Yet once the Americans had abandoned them, Canadians then deluded themselves that their now ‘distinct’ approach demonstrated how different they were from the people they had originally copied, whereas in reality it proved the less flattering proposition that we are slower to learn from our mistakes.
As it is that’s excerpted from an interesting speech by Brian Lee Crowley. A speech Jason Kenney publicly declares to be “brilliant.”