Canada's Bipolar Response to Obama Trip

Five days after the inauguration of Barack Obama, the world celebrated another larger-than-life figure known in equal measure for his poetical politics and inspiring prose.

David Archibald
Published: Wednesday, 02/25/2009 12:00 am EST

Five days after the inauguration of Barack Obama, the world celebrated another larger-than-life figure known in equal measure for his poetical politics and inspiring prose. Jan. 25 marked the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns. This Scottish luminary is best known for taking his nation's pulse and inspiring renewed confidence in a dispirited people.

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