Magazine November 29, 2010, Issue


The Canadian flag flies over the campus at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, August 26, 2010. (Todd Korol/Reuters)

U. Topia Up North

Jonah Goldberg’s “U. Topia” (October 18) was a terrific piece, but his cheap shot at Canada — he says Canadians “think they’ve transcended international conflict when really they are enjoying their posh welfare benefits under the security of America’s cape, subsidized by the billions we spend on a credible military deterrent so they don’t have to” — drops his grade to “A.”

He should have looked at the 2010 Index of Economic Freedom rankings to see where our respective countries rank. He should have compared the size of the American stimulus to that of the Canadian one. He

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