That Inferiority Complex
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The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada), 10 Mar 1949, p. 254-267


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That Inferiority Complex


That Inferiority Complex—the oft-repeated charge, or apologia, heard so often in connection with certain aspects of the Canadian mental climate. The speaker's view that he is an authority on the inferiority complex, possibly "one of the greatest living authorities." A personal anecdote regarding his diagnosis of the symptom. How he came to write "Harvest Triumphant," his latest book. Some remarks by Americans on Canadians. A detailed look at Canadian culture, or the lack thereof. An examination of the Canadian inferiority complex. The failure to develop an important body of Canadian literature due to an even more fundamental failure. A look at Canadian history. Problems with Canadian history textbooks. The myth of annexation to the United States. The speaker's interest in Canadian nationalism.