“Hurtig argues convincingly that this country is dying a slow and painful death.…The Vanishing Country is thoroughly engaging and thought-provoking..…This book should be read by every concerned Canadian – fellow travellers and critics alike.”
“Mel Hurtig, still a prominent nationalist lion at age 70, is roaring again – and raising hackles – with a new book that suggests the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency may be pulling strings to promote the Americanization of Canada.”
“Whatever nasty names Mel Hurtig might be called, he can be accused of neither cowardice nor hypocrisy and certainly not of indolence. His tireless championing of the cause of an economically and culturally independent Canada has been utterly consistent and, yes, in its way courageous.”
“Mel unquestionably has his finger directly on some very sore spots in the Canadian social fabric.…Mel Hurtig is a doer. To him we owe the creation of The Canadian Encyclopedia, a tremendous national resource. We also owe him another debt: he has never given up on Canada and he has never given up on the value of public debate.”
“In contrast to the image of Canadians as polite and conciliatory, [Hurtig] is provocative and accusatory…this is strong stuff.”
–Globe and Mail
From the Hardcover edition.