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

Postby Fat Tony » Jun 24, 2018 9:43 pm

http://canadian-writers.athabascau.ca/e ... reason.php

We must include Professor George Elliot Clarke in scholarly articles about Canada.

I always admired his learned slightly indignant style.
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Re: Tomes, scholarly papers, and essays on Canadian affairs

Postby Fat Tony » Jul 06, 2018 12:44 am

http://www.cbc.ca/news2/background/nort ... anwar.html

^Article commemorating 50th anniversary of Korean War armistice. Cdn.vets interviewed.
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Re: Tomes, scholarly papers, and essays on Canadian affairs

Postby Fat Tony » Jul 06, 2018 11:43 am

Essay on 1960s era draft dodgers in Canada

http://www.vcn.bc.ca/~jjones/amexhistory.html

'Amex-Canada Collective' that is a new one on me!

This excerpt from a wikipedia article (containing several references just for this section) outlines the lack of statistical agreement on how many came as opposed to how many stayed on.

Some draft evaders returned to the U.S. from Canada after the 1977 pardon, but according to sociologist John Hagan, about half of them stayed on.[115] This young and mostly educated population expanded Canada's arts and academic scenes, and helped push Canadian politics further to the left, though some Canadians, including some principled nationalists, found their presence or impact troubling.[116] American draft evaders who left for Canada and became prominent there include author William Gibson, politician Jim Green, gay rights advocate Michael Hendricks, attorney Jeffry House, author Keith Maillard, playwright John Murrell, television personality Eric Nagler, film critic Jay Scott, and musician Jesse Winchester. Other draft evaders from the Vietnam era remain in Sweden and elsewhere.[117][118]


This is reminiscent wrt the lack of statistics about how many Canadians volunteered for US service. Many of them did not return to Canada, but this is only an estimate. I guess the choice would have been easy. Returning vets needed long term health care in many cases. In Canada they would have been treated like the returning members of the Mackenzie- Papineau Batallion. By that I mean they would have been treated like bums.
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Re: Tomes, scholarly papers, and essays on Canadian affairs

Postby Bayowolf » Jul 08, 2018 11:01 am

So, why were the Mac-Paps treated like bums?
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Re: Tomes, scholarly papers, and essays on Canadian affairs

Postby Fat Tony » Jul 08, 2018 4:24 pm

Because they were under the command of the Cominterm carrying out 'premature anti fascist operations' as per the RCMP Security Service report writers. In addition these were serious men who had enough of King and Bennetts nonsense. Canada was not up to the challenge of the Depression. All the volunteers were Party members, and tended to be older. Communists in Canada in the 1930s -bad juju. About fifty pct. of these Republican volunteers did not make it.

Bert Levy made it out but Iirc he fought with the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.
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Re: Tomes, scholarly papers, and essays on Canadian affairs

Postby Fat Tony » Jul 15, 2018 2:31 am

http://www.journal.forces.gc.ca/vo5/no3 ... 03-eng.asp

Canada & special operations. An overview of the historical record.
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Re: Tomes, scholarly papers, and essays on Canadian affairs

Postby Fat Tony » Jul 21, 2018 7:47 pm

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yank_Levy

A quick read on Bert 'Yank' :mrgreen: Levy. A sometimes maligned, complex individual. He is our 'Righteous among the nations' Fascist killer nevertheless.

The record on WWII resistance fighters is often complicated. Stories such as that of Max Manus & the Danish resistance fighters reveal complicated individuals with a mixed bag of motivations. In recent years these facts have come to light & has called into question the typical Allied narrative about these networks & the members of these networks.
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