Mark Collins – The World Needs More Canada, Suez Section Part 2

Further to this post,

The World Needs More Canada, Suez Section

Not in this article by Andrew Bacevich in the London Review of Books on Eisenhower 1956: The President’s Year of Crisis: Suez and the Brink of War–no mention of the then Dominion…

there is a new book on the 1956 crisis, in the defusing of which Canadians take inordinate pride based on our country’s supposedly crucial role and on external affairs minister’s Nobel-prize winning part in helping establish a UN peacekeeping force:

Oddly enough the rest of the world remains almost blissfully oblivious to that great moment in our history; there no note of Canada or Mike Pearson in this British review of the new book nor in this American one (second section at the link). We really should have a bit more humility, i.e. a realistic appreciation of our importance.

Related:

Canadian Suez Policy was not About the Middle East
[a personal note at the end]

Canadian Suez Policy Was Not About the Middle East–Nor International Law

I do like Ike. Peacekeeping haunts us still.

Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute; he tweets @Mark3Ds

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