As a Peacenik, I am gratified that Atwood is extolling her wisdom and objectivity to demonstrate the viability, one day, of the 7th heaven. As a Canadian, I can't but help feel what she says, especially the part about the native referees, is based on the most savage pulverization of a civilization ever known. Native Canadians are relegated to the fringes of the Canadian mosaic; they are socially and culturally malnourished; they are raped of a past, present and future. This is the foundation of the Canadian experience that few Canadians ever admit.
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from the article: Mideast peace needs prophets, not yes-men