Golden Decade(s)? Reappraising Canada's International Relations in the 1940s and 1950s

  title={Golden Decade(s)? Reappraising Canada's International Relations in the 1940s and 1950s},
  author={Hector M. Mackenzie},
  journal={British Journal of Canadian Studies},
  • H. Mackenzie
  • Published 1 November 2010
  • History
  • British Journal of Canadian Studies
The notion of a bygone lustrous period in the history of Canada's international relations permeates memoirs and biographies of Canadian diplomats, scholarly literature, journalism and popular commentary. This image has become a central icon in a nationalist pantheon, a vital myth about Canada's exceptionalism, its purported international mission and its supposed primordial internationalism. Moreover, the greater past has become the standard by which the lesser present has been judged and found… Expand
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