Tuesday, January 18, 2011

He just won't stop

Another Durham gem that is sure to engender controversy/hatred of the author:

There can hardly be conceived a nationality more destitute of all that can invigorate and elevate a people, than that which is exhibited by the descendants of the French in Lower Canada, owing to their retaining their peculiar language and manners. They are a people with no history, and no literature.


Donald McKay said...

This might engender hatred were someone other than you to spend his or her time reading Durhams's writings.

Cameron said...

My understanding is that his report is a regular part of the history curriculum in Quebec.