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John Ralston Saul: The Images of A Fair Country (Audio)

December 11th, 2009


Photo: Don Denton

17th Annual McCready Lecture

In his latest book, A Fair Country: Telling Truths about Canada, John Ralston Saul argues that Canada is a Métis nation, heavily influenced and shaped by aboriginal ideas. Egalitarianism, a proper balance between individual and group, and a penchant for negotiation over violence are all aboriginal values that Canada absorbed. Ralston Saul argues that it is critical that we recognize these aspects of Canada in order to rethink its future. His talk explores these issues and develops them in the context of the Art Gallery of Ontario’s reinstalled collection of Canadian Art.

Award-winning essayist and novelist, John Ralston Saul has had a growing impact on political and economic thought in many countries. Declared a “prophet” by TIME magazine, he is included in the prestigious Utne Reader’s list of the world’s 100 leading thinkers and visionaries. His works have been translated into more than a dozen languages.

Recorded: Wednesday October 28, 2009
Duration: 1:39:52

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3 Responses to “John Ralston Saul: The Images of A Fair Country (Audio)”

  1. morgan Wood says:

    thank you for sharing, what a great lecture

  2. morgan Wood says:

    thank you for sharing, what a great lecture

  3. Bill Davies says:

    I was at much the same lecture at Thompson Valley University in Kamloops BC, by the Mr. Saul. I found his talking down to the Europeans in Canadian history,not pleasant. I do not think it was done maliciously, either by Saul or our ancestors.
    I do think that it is a good thing to promote aboriginal history as they will be the group that survives global warming.

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