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Ajzenstat and Smith problem the belief of Canada as a rustic whose liberal individualism, in contrast to that of the USA, is redeemed by way of a convention of presidency intervention in monetary and social existence: the so-called "tory touch." This ground-breaking publication starts off with the now vintage article during which the purple tory view was once formulated. It then provides a brand new and illuminating photo of Canadian political existence, during which liberal individualism confronts no longer toryism however the participatory culture of civic republicanism. within the ultimate part the 2 editors, one a liberal, the opposite a civic republican, debate the the most important questions dominating Canadian politics today-including Quebec's look for recognition-from the viewpoint in their shared realizing of Canada's founding.

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