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  • Paperback: 376 pages
  • Publisher: Goose Lane Editions (April 6 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0864926227
  • ISBN-13: 978-0864926227
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.3 x 20.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 476 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #93,428 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“A book worthy of joining some of the greatest examinations of human behaviour.” — Alex Davis, espritdecorps.ca (20120424)

“Definitely a book that will get people talking and turn a few heads, I couldn't recommend it more.” — Alex Davis, espritdecorps.ca (20120424)

“The book offers considerable meat to chew. . . . I can’t agree with all of Richler’s analysis, but I am grateful he has raised some important issues that have not been, but should have been, fully debated in Parliament and in the rest of the country this past decade.” — Paul Gessell, The Ottawa Citizen (20120509)


"This is a book of enormous erudition. I am stunned by Richler's courage and insight. He dares to take on the pathology orchestrated by the military apologists in our political, academic and media establishment; debunking it, dismembering it, eviscerating it. Rarely does someone of letters take on such a subject and convey the argument with such force and clarity. There's no question that the apologists will have exquisite apoplexy, but surely that's the ultimate tribute. The rest of us will exult in his embrace of the values of peace and decency, in a Canada that once was and might yet be again." — Stephen Lewis, former Canadian Ambassador to the U.N.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Chris Banner on June 9 2012
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This is a thought provoking and analytical review of the growing war culture so evident in the remarks and policies of Canada's elected government. Richler's conclusions are startling and take time to digest.
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1 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Potty mouth scared me off . . . June 6 2012
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Bought the Kindle edition. Read 4 pages of introduction and was completely turned off by the gratuitous foul language. This foul language and sexual allusions very likely obscure a promising topic. Too bad! Yes, Martha, people swear, but if writers can really write, they might not stoop and force the reader to scoop. So, after 4 Kindle pages, I requested a refund, and for want of language, a reader (of Noah Richler) is lost. Forever!