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Additional praise for Doing the Continental

  • “In this refreshingly accessible book, David Dyment argues that Canadian discussions of Canada-US relations are so heavily dominated by extreme views that they frequently do more harm than good. His purpose, therefore, is to bring a more balanced perspective to bear. Some may disagree with his positions on specific issues, but much can be learned from the calm display of reason and sanity that he applies to a subject that so often generates more heat than light. His analysis deserves a very wide readership among those interested in Canadian politics and foreign policy.”

    Denis Stairs, PhD, Professor Emeritus Dalhousie University, past-president Canadian Political Science Association

  • “Dyment's analysis is concise and clear-eyed.”

    Bruce Campbell, Executive Director Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

  • Doing the Continental is timely, well written and accessible to a broad audience. It covers the major issues in Canada-US relations today, and provides a valuable historical perspective.  The book’s pragmatism and realism make it of value to policy makers”.

    Eugene Lang, co-author of the best selling, award winning book The Unexpected War: Canada in Kandahar

  • “Dyment’s book provides a provocative assessment of where Canada goes from here in the development of its relationship with the United States. For Dyment, the new ‘continental dance’ should result in Canada being a more assertive and sophisticated partner ... His book will generate a much-needed debate on Canada’s future policy priorities toward the superpower to its south.”

    Earl Fry, PhD, Endowed Professor Brigham Young University, past president Association for Canadian Studies in the United States