Tomes, scholarly papers, and essays on Canadian affairs

Tomes, scholarly papers, and essays on Canadian affairs

Postby Fat Tony » Oct 09, 2017 1:10 pm

Please, nothing on hockey or Tim Hortons! :mrgreen:

My first pick is:

"Who Killed The Canadian Military" by Professor J. L. Granatstein. Love the esteemed prof's blunt and precise wrting style.

This is the sort of thread where we need merciless analytical articles and titles which make mincemeat out of the usual Canuck sacred cows, whatever those may be. No propaganda unless it is being autopsied and dissected in terms of blunt analysis.

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Re: Tomes, scholarly papers, and essays on Canadian affairs

Postby Bayowolf » Oct 10, 2017 1:48 am

There's books that are critical of Canada? Go figure.

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Re: Tomes, scholarly papers, and essays on Canadian affairs

Postby Fat Tony » Oct 11, 2017 12:59 pm

Racism:

http://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/out- ... of-mind-2/

Want to stay away from the meme wars though, we got threads for that. :mrgreen:
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Re: Tomes, scholarly papers, and essays on Canadian affairs

Postby Fat Tony » Oct 12, 2017 12:26 pm

Also articles:

Canadian man, his wife, and two children rescued by US efforts in Afghanistan. In captivity since 2012.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/canadian-am ... -1.3629077

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Judging from the look of Mr. Boyle, he has had time to consider the consequences of having a Canadian Military that has no overseas intelligence capability or ability to carry out independent foreign operations.
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Re: Tomes, scholarly papers, and essays on Canadian affairs

Postby Americalex » Oct 12, 2017 7:24 pm

They look like a real life canadian version of Homeland waiting to happen lol
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Re: Tomes, scholarly papers, and essays on Canadian affairs

Postby Fat Tony » Oct 13, 2017 9:30 am

Strange aspects to his story: "went to a-stan for backpacking." (during a full scale war).

"Wife had three children in captivity." ( while they feared for their lives, beaten, starved etc.)

Alleged he refused a US flight out as he feared incarceration / interrogation at Guantanamo Bay.

Maybe he should get the Order of Canada bcz. of the govt's mingy behaviour. I guess his wife too. Not sure if his Afghani kids qualify though.
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Re: Tomes, scholarly papers, and essays on Canadian affairs

Postby Fat Tony » Oct 29, 2017 10:06 pm

Through a Canadian Periscope The Story of the Canadian Submarine Service. Julie H. Ferguson

Concentrates on facts. Well written. The information in the book is otherwise almost impossible to find for the average citizen. An often overlooked part of the clandestine community, offering a rare overview of the subject. Worth reading even if you are not Canadian or a submariner.
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Re: Tomes, scholarly papers, and essays on Canadian affairs

Postby Fat Tony » Nov 03, 2017 8:09 pm

http://www.journal.forces.gc.ca/vol12/n ... ed-eng.asp

^ An unofficial history of The Royal Canadian Regiment. The spin is: no grip & grin pics, places the history of the regiment in terms of global events, & takes off the rose coloured glasses when required.

Era: Early Cold War to 21st century.
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Re: Tomes, scholarly papers, and essays on Canadian affairs

Postby Fat Tony » Apr 29, 2018 5:09 pm

https://sencanada.ca/Content/SEN/Commit ... t1-e.htm#4. A Fundamental Challenge Facing the RCMP and CSIS

^Senate committee report on national security February 2002
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Re: Tomes, scholarly papers, and essays on Canadian affairs

Postby Fat Tony » Jun 11, 2018 9:52 pm

http://www.journal.forces.gc.ca/vo7/no4/wagner-eng.asp

^Essay correcting the Pearson 'nation of peacekeepers' narrative.
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Re: Tomes, scholarly papers, and essays on Canadian affairs

Postby Fat Tony » Jun 11, 2018 10:11 pm

The quote is from the article at the link. Small feel good ctry & all, yet there is still a large gap between Cdn.politicians &their populism, and the day to day business of Canada.

The initial guidelines given to the first Canadian ICC commissioner, Sherwood Lett, provide some evidence of Canadian intentions. His letter of instructions states clearly that the Canadians saw the ICC as a way of preventing Laos and Cambodia from falling under communist control.59 Canadian objectives were described as the maintenance of peace, the creation of a regional South-East Asian Treaty Organization (SEATO), and economic and social strengthening of the region’s countries, with the aim of creating strong and independent Western-aligned regimes that could resist communist subversion.60 Two of these three goals were clearly anti-communist.
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Re: Tomes, scholarly papers, and essays on Canadian affairs

Postby Fat Tony » Jun 18, 2018 6:10 pm

Reading a book called: Koba the Dread: Laughter and the Twenty Million by Martin Amis.

Although it has nothing materially to do with Canada it goes to show how the dark side was being managed from 1918 to 1991. You could think of Canada as a silly social christian democrat nation, sort of a 'white light' version of Russia (lol). Similar vast disparate nation with different climate types, wide open spaces, lots of trees, snow, emptiness. Run by the post colonial family compacts, not very well but making a comparison to USSR is laughable.

Very good book. The writer designed the book to reach a wide English speaking audience.

What I found inteteresting is how Emigree Russian intelligentsia were half seriously branded as fascists among the new left luminaries in continental Western Europe and the UK in the post war years.
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