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M.J. Milloy on the St.Jean parade

"After that it dissolved into nothing more exciting than acres and acres of marchers holding up the clean logos of corporations: Vidéotron, Hydro-Québec, la Caisse de Depôt.... The organizers, having stripped the parade of its more overt nationalist and separatist emblems, had replaced them with the symbols of Quebec?s corporate elite." It's fascinating and scary how this stuff works. In <a href = " ">Faust's Metropolis</a>, Alexandra Ritchie notes that, many Germans following World War II, translated their national identity from one of cultural heritage into one of money making.

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