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"Uncle Sam and Us": A Review
A review of "Uncle Sam and Us: Globalization, Neoconservatism and the Canadian State" by Steven Clarkson.
# 41092 | 1,900 words | 1 source | MLA | 2002 | US

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This paper provides a book review for Steven Clarkson's new text, "Uncle Sam and Us: Globalization, Neoconservatism and the Canadian State" where he argues that Canada is a country that has long been dependent on other markets as a means of maintaining its self- reliance and that the future of Canada's economic security is directly impacted by the world economy in general and America's quest for globalization in particular. This paper assesses Clarkson's treatment of this theme in terms of its success and its implication as a social criticism. The paper posits that the points that he makes in this book are clearly presented and well defined and he makes an exceptional argument in favor of helping Canada once more return to a more independent state.

A Review of Clarkson's "Uncle Sam and Us"
Critically Exploring the Text

From the Paper:

"Clarkson's assessment of Canada and its dependence on countries, specifically Britain and the United States, is not flattering. He argues that Canada is not a sovereign country and instead provides many examples of Canada as a country that is successful only because it has conformed to the influence of outside countries that are arguably more economically dominant. He provides a long series of examples as to why this is the case and focused upon specific trade alliances such as the World Trade Organization and NAFTA. In addition, he notes that as globalization continued to press into the world community that Canada actually lost power, where leaders such as Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher managed to bring Canada under their power through providing lasting economic incentives.
"Essentially, what Clarkson is saying is that Canada has "sold out" to countries with money, to use the vernacular of the times. Canada might never have been a completely sovereign state, Clarkson argues, but as globalization expands the country of Canada has become more deeply entrenched within the affairs of other countries. The link that is formed between Canada and the United States, he stresses, is without question the most glaring and the most serious example of Canada's growing dependence on countries with established economy."

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