Re: Boring Canadian history
|From:||Robert Hailman <robert@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, September 13, 2000, 0:07|
Matt McLauchlin wrote:
> >Canada's history is fairly uninteresting, especially when you are being
> >forced to learn it by a teacher who knows nothing, so the people who
> >write books about it are also a fairly uninteresting and unoriginal
> >bunch, I'd imagine.
> Canadian history is NOT uninteresting. Try reading a *good* book about it
> sometime. I suggest John Ralston Saul's "Reflections of a Siamese Twin".
There are interesting moments in Canadian history, granted, but on the
whole, I'm not interested by it.
It's a bizarre paradox: (is that the word I'd use?) a good book can make
Canadian history interesting, but the majority of the people who would
read a book on Canadian history are people who are interested in it.
I'm willing to reconsider, so I'll check out this book of yours. I was
turned off Canadian history by the Toronto Board of Education's shoddy
curriculum that emphasises all the dull points of Canadian history.