VDARE – In Canada, free speech has its restrictions


In Canada, free speech has its restrictions by Steve Pearlstein, Washington Post, December 12, 1999.

This striking article is an example of how much of the best journalism is ignorance-broking, broking between relative levels of ignorance, since the facts are well known to anyone active in Canadian journalism, particularly on the right. I discussed them in in my 1986 book The Patriot Game: Canada and the Canadian Question Revisited, drawing a parallel with Roland Huntford`s seminal study of Swedish political correctness, The New Totalitarians. How could this happen to a nice country like Canada? Well, read my book. But one reason is that the country`s deep ethnic division between French and English has allowed the political left unnatural power, like a circus stuntman riding two horses in tandem. Imported ethic divisions bid fair to do the same in the U.S. – Peter Brimelow