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The Canadian Cognitive Bias And Its Influence On Canada/U.S. Relations, Ken Holmes Jan 2015

The Canadian Cognitive Bias And Its Influence On Canada/U.S. Relations, Ken Holmes

International Social Science Review

Canada and the United States enjoy an intimate relationship like few countries in the world experience. However, both nations had many serious misunderstandings over domestic and world situations, largely due to their philosophical beginnings, the cornerstone of social and political bias. Canada’s foundation originates from the British Empire based on the tradition of “peace, order, and good government,” while the U.S. is built on individualism as expressed by “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Consequently, both nations experienced varied disputes, all while engaging in extensive cooperation. This paper traces historical development of the Canadian cognitive bias toward ...