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  The ‘strange death’ of Liberal Canada
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Last EditedMonsieur  Apr 30, 2011 10:19am
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AuthorJeffrey Simpson
MediaNewspaper - Toronto Globe and Mail
News DateSaturday, April 30, 2011 04:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionMichael Ignatieff, being a man of letters and cultivated intelligence, is quite likely familiar with George Dangerfield’s 1935 classic book, The Strange Death of Liberal England.

The years before, during and after the First World War, swallowed up the British Liberal Party in a “strange death,” strange because of “the approaching catastrophe of which the actors were unaware.”

Now, peering into the electoral abyss at the end of a campaign Mr. Ignatieff and his party so resolutely sought, Liberals might be witnessing their own “strange death,” or at least a new stage of political deterioration that spells the end of Liberal Canada.
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