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June 13, 2018


As a historian you may have had reason to overlook the sub-genre of Canadian-US relations. Mostly it is pretty dry stuff but there are flashes of interest. Here we are repeating history. Nixon hated Justin Trudeau’s father with some extra passion. He hated quite a lot of people it is true but he resented Trudeau as a pompous egghead who lectured him on trade. A single recording in the trove of Nixon’s tapes exists and it is enlightening. At the time Nixon had unilaterally imposed a ten percent tariff on everything and every nation. I will see if I can find a link to that recording.

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