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  • Date: Mon, 3 Mar 1997 12:37:01 -0800
  • From: "Bertram M. Gordon" <bmgordon@mills.edu>
  • Subject: Re: Vichy and Quebec (fwd)

Date: Sun, 2 Mar 1997 16:44:06 -0500
From: Donald G Wileman <dwileman@knet.flemingc.on.ca>

On PATRICE GROULX's comment that
" la chasse aux separatistes est devenu un veritable
>sport, et toutes les munitions sont bonnes"

it might be well to bear in mind that this is a living controversy in
Canada, and that ALL claims should be viewed with scepticism and verified,
so far as possible, directly. The Quebec intelligentsia tends towards
language-based nationalism (after all, what class keeps that particular
fame?), and people trying to argue against the grain have been themselves
"hunted" and subjected to something rather like Orwell's "groupthink".

People new to the subject but interested might try a seminal work by one of
the revered figures of modern Quebec nationalism, the abbe Lionel Groulx'
_La Naissance d'une Race._ I will refrain from telling you what to expect,
since I think this is one of the rare texts which DOES "speak for itself"
pretty unambiguously.

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