A different path for Canada

Jim Creskey
Published: Wednesday, 12/01/2004 12:00 am EST

When he passed through Ottawa in October, Jeremy Rifkin tried to alert Canadians to the fact that America was continuing to live out a philosophical and religious past that creates a deepening divide between it and Canada. America, he said, was stuck in Protestant Reformation and Enlightenment individualism while Canada was moving toward a European communitarianism. The outcome of the U.S. presidential elections appeared to confirm Mr. Rifkin's thesis.

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