I can see the royal time Elio would have had with Canadian politics had they been worthy of his notice. In mid-Nineteenth Century, the Province of Canada had a Liberal-Conservative party. For most of the 20th Century, Canada has had a Progressive-Conservative party (a union of the Progressives and Conservatives, of course). Nonetheless, whenever Canuck commentators try to explain Canuck politics to Yanks, the conversation always begins with, the most conservative party n Canada is a universe to the left of the most liberal party in the US. On the other hand, there is the Monarchist league of Canada which fights as fiercely for the preservation of the Monarchy as most of its members do for preservation of the national health system. No wonder so many Canadians wrap themseles in the Stars and Stripes to go south and entertain, cajole and otherwise inform those southern folk. Cheers, Peter. Dr. Peter C. Montgomery Dept. of English Camosun College 3100 Foul Bay Rd. Victoria, BC CANADA V8P 5J2 [log in to unmask] www.camosun.bc.ca/~peterm -----Original Message----- From: Ken Armstrong [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Sent: Friday, December 13, 2002 9:26 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: OT or otiose, take your pick:Re: Some language is beyond the pale At 05:13 PM 12/13/2002 +0100, you wrote: > > Given TSE's belief, Gunnar, that ours is an age (ours and his are not > > different in that character, are they?) worm-eaten by liberalism, > >Where did he say so? "The acrimony which accompanies much debate is a symptom of differences so large that there is nothing to argue about. We experience such profound differences with some of our contemporaries, that the nearest parallel is the difference between the mentality of one epoch and another. In a society like ours, worm-eaten with Liberalism, the only thing possible for a person with strong conviction is to state a point of view and leave it at that." from the Preface of After Strange Gods.