Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The Revenge of the 401 Refugee

In response to Jim Henley's thoughtful post, I reminisce about a visit by Amy Chua, author of World on Fire, to the U. of Toronto law school back in the day:

I remember Amy Chua (before she was famous) giving her lecture on market-dominant minorities and populist backlash at the University of Toronto law school. She didn’t mention Quebec, and during the question period, she disclaimed any knowledge. It didn’t matter — the effect of her speech was absolutely electric.

What you have to realize is that a huge part of English Canada’s elite are Hwy 401 refugees. Exiled in their own country. Je me souviens aussi.

It would be too bad if the trip down the 401 leads to a completely deracinated liberalism.

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