Xenophobe's Guide to the Canadians

Xenophobe's guide

Vaughn Roste / Pocket


The nation aspires towards a 'cultural mosaic', something like a patchwork quilt, whereas Americans have aimed for the 'melting pot'. Canadians are essentially practical, and have figured out that the bat-brained idea of a melting pot would simply never work in a country where 50% of the land never completely thaws at all. A quilt is a much more pragmatic idea: it's cold outside.