Friday, July 05, 2013

The Americans (Gordon Sinclair, 1973)

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This editorial was written by a Canadian in 1973. It became so popular it was recorded and released as a hit tune. You can read its history on the Internet.

While it still holds up today, for the most part, there are some outdated things like the American dominance in airplanes. It's interesting to listen to it and think how far the US has gone downhill these past 40 years (in some regards, not all).

I'd really like your thoughts about this editorial. Would we see something similar today from a Canadian or any other nationality? Is it still true what it says about us in light of recent revelations (ie spying on our allies, war in Iraq, Afghanistan, etc)?

Please share your thoughts!

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