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The Fall and Rise of Military History

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The Fall and Rise of Military History

“Cook argues, rightly, that Americans, Australians, and Britons consistently have recollected this war in reasonably accurate ways, which emphasise their sacrifices and successes. Canadians, alone among the victor powers, have tended to forget why they fought this 'necessary war,' and to remember their defeats more than their deeds.” BY JOHN FERRIS   The Fight for History: 75 Years of Forgetting, Remembering, and Remaking Canada’s Second World War. Tim Cook. Allen Lane, 2020.      THIS BOOK ASSESSES how an unmilitary people remembers its military history. Tim Cook’s account of how Canadians have viewed the Second World War says much of value,...

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Israel and Palestine: Exploding the Myths

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Israel and Palestine: Exploding the Myths

Historical denial, Arab propaganda, liberal guilt, and anti-Semitism serve to legitimize a demand for a sovereign Palestinian state where none has ever existed. The claim of "apartheid" is only the latest charge in the effort to delegitimize Israel.

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China's History as Destiny

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China's History as Destiny

By Charles Burton. Xi Jinping's efforts to revitalize Communist Party rule and stave off decay rely on reinforcing strictly Leninist political structures, terror — and lies about China's Official History. From our archives.

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Napoleon and the French Canadians

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Napoleon and the French Canadians

By Serge Joyal. All countries create myths to adumbrate their aspirations and to reflect an image of their national identity. Such was the myth of Napoleon in France and, as we shall see, even in French Canada.

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The Failure of Gun Control (Again)

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The Failure of Gun Control (Again)

It is a myth that firearms laws reduce or discourage gun crime. In fact gun laws punish only law-abiding Canadians. They do nothing at all to reduce crime, writes Gary Mauser.

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