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By MichaelAdams | Comments: ( 548 ) | Date: ( Jul 17, 2019 )

Our front pages scream US military, social and fiscal policy It may appear that with immigration questions, airport and border restrictions, debate about common currency and talk of private health clinics we are drifting inevitably towards a greater political and philosophical alliance with the United States The implication is that we share their values As CanadiansOur front pages scream US military, social and fiscal policy It may appear that with immigration questions, airport and border restrictions, debate about common currency and talk of private health clinics we are drifting inevitably towards a greater political and philosophical alliance with the United States The implication is that we share their values As Canadians, we have long defined ourselves as not Americans We cherish our differences from our powerful neighbour but, as the United States grows ever dominant on the world stage, can we hope to hold on to our national identity Are we fated to become Americans in a generation or two In Fire and Ice, Michael Adams challenges the myth of inevitability that has led us to believe our Canadian way of life is doomed to extinction Drawing upon a decade of never before released pulse taking from both sides of the border, he reveals that Canada and the United States are not coming together, but are diverging in significant ways From the vehicles we buy to the deference we pay to authority, Canadians prove to be firmly separate in their attitudes and opinions.If you have ever wondered whether Canada can survive and prosper as a distinct society in an era of globalization and dizzying technological change, Fire and Ice provides fascinating evidence that the cultural divergence between our country and the United States will continue for years to come.


  • Title: Fire and Ice: The United States Canada And The Myth Of Converging Values
  • Author: MichaelAdams
  • ISBN: 9780143014232
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

MichaelAdams

Michael Adams is the president of the Environics group of research and communications consulting companies which he co founded in 1970 In 2006 he founded the Environics Institute for Survey Research, where he also serves as President.Mr Adams is also the author of six books, including Sex in the Snow Canadian Social Values at the End of the Millennium 1997 Fire and Ice The United States, Canada and the Myth of Converging Values, 2003 and Unlikely Utopia The Surprising Triumph of Canadian Pluralism 2007 Fire and Ice won the prestigious 2003 04 Donner Prize for the best book on Canadian public policy and was selected in the fall of 2005 by the Literary Review of Canada as one of the 100 most important books ever published in the country.



Comments Fire and Ice: The United States Canada And The Myth Of Converging Values

  • Channing

    I had the (mostly) good fortune of dating a Canadian girl* for about a year and the experience alerted me to the realization that even an educated, well-traveled, cultured wanker like me could labor under the misapprehension that Canadians were just Americans with health insurance, a funny accent, a weaker dollar, and French cereal boxesNothing could be further from the truth. (Although they DO have pretty damn funny accents). Michael Adams charts how far from being sucked into a more "Americani [...]


  • Michele

    Written by a social economist, the book is a report of thousands of surveys of both Canadians and Americans over the last decade. The surveys rated respondents on social values scales like violence, religiousity, independence, idealism and survivalism. It is probably the most interesting and well written book of statistics I have ever seen.Adams doesn't pull any punches when it comes to pointing out the negative values that emerge from the surveys, something that seemed to irritate many of his c [...]


  • Jeff

    I was given this book as part of a post-grad course with an assignment to write about any insights into Canadian culture I found. Unfortunately, most of the insights in gleaned from this book are insights into the author's worldview. Although based on surveys, the book is mostly ideological leaps made by the author, skewing the survey results to back up his preconceived notion that Canadian and American values are diverging rather than tracking on similar paths. The basic premise of the book can [...]


  • Brad

    Do you think people right books about the differences between Australia and New Zealand? Just a question. For those of us who live in Canada the differences between the Canadians and Americans seem pretty obvious and we should cherish those differences. However it seams to me that the author had an ageneda or bias before he even started his research. Anything he found was going to support his already established opinion. So he ends up painting a picture of Americans as fat, overworked, stressed, [...]


  • Primrose

    Anyone who thinks Canadians and Americans can be lumped into one category culturally should read this book. Michael Adams is a social values researcher who surveyed both countries and came up with some surprising results. A very interesting and informative read.


  • Daniel Kukwa

    A solid book of analysis, but the writing style is too dry for my taste. It also feels slightly datedwhich makes me wonder if a Can/US culture comparison can ever be truly generalized, or only a snapshot of any particular era.


  • Sharon

    Canada and the United States are not experiencing converging values.


  • Rebecca

    Fascinating book. We all knew that there are differences between Canadian and American culture but I've never seen it laid out in such a clear, logical, and scientific analysis. I think if you're Canadian you're going to love this book (obviously, bebcause it's written from a Canadian point of view so it's pro-Canadian). If you're American, you may find this book interesting if you are open minded to new social ideas etc or a democrat. If you're American and are in the Sarah Palin/ultra Republic [...]


  • Jon

    He gave an awesome lecture on TV Ontario's "Big Ideas". His thesis is that the real difference isn't as much between red and blue Americans/states; but rather those who do and do not participate in the political process. This fits right into the questions and ideas Michael Moore raises in "Sicko".


  • Jana

    really interesting look at the cultural differences between Canada and the US. Nothing is said here that isn't backed up by data.


  • Angela

    Politics between Canada & US. This is a dead on book of truth in how the 2 countries are so divided. I thought of this book after Obama rejected the pipeline.


  • Jennifer

    Interesting take on how Canada and the United States seem to be changing in their ideological stance (with Canada becoming more like the US)


  • Nancy

    interesting, but sadly quite biased. he might be onto something but it's hard for me to share this with my american friends the way it's presented.


  • Dave Pivato

    Basically predicted success of Trump and Trudeau


  • Charlotte

    Excellent look at the differences between Canada and the US. A must read for anyone thinking we are converging into one nation.


  • Andre

    A poorly-researched book in which the author uses carefully-worded polling questions to obtain the data he needs to back his arguments.


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