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(1) A Fair Country: Telling Truths About Canada, by John Ralston Saul.
340 pages, 67 copies at Toronto Public Library
Saul argues that the famous "peace, order, and good government" that supposedly defines Canada is a distortion of the country's true nature, that Canada is a Metis nation, heavily influenced and shaped by aboriginal ideas, and that our non-intellectual business elite doesn't believe in Canada.
(2) Voltaire's Bastards: The Dictatorship of Reason in the West, by John Ralston Saul.
640 pages, 12 copies at Toronto Public Library
A sweeping and provocative exploration of nothing less than the political, economic, social, and cultural origins of Western society.
(3) How to Become a Really Good Pain in the Ass : a Practical Guide to Thinking Critically, by Christopher DiCarlo
171 pages, 9 copies at Toronto Public Library
(4) In Defense of Food : An Eater's Manifesto, by Michael Pollan.
244 pages, 151 copies at Toronto Public Library
The balanced dietary lessons that were once passed down through generations have been distorted by food industry marketers, nutritional scientists, and journalists-all of whom have much to gain from our dietary confusion.
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