In This Review

The Collapse Of Canada
The Collapse Of Canada
Edited by R. Kent Weaver
Brookings, 1992, 186 pp.

The institutions that help or hinder the management of conflict in Canada; how both fear and confidence and a sense of rejection stimulate Quebec nationalism and could lead to separation; the sources of English-Canadian opposition to Quebec nationalism: these and related basic issues are nicely analyzed in clear essays that go well beneath the surface in a book that is especially useful to non-Canadians. The authors are very reasonable and would be satisfied with compromises but do not commit themselves as to whether the citizenry would feel the same.