27 December 2011

A Quiet Revolution and Still Cowards Complain

The Squeaking Wheel
John Mercer [pseud. Eric Cecil Morris]
n.p.: Rubicon, 1966
103 pages

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The Dusty Bookcase:
A Journey Through Canada's
Forgotten, Neglected, and Suppressed Writing
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  1. "God Bless Lili St. Cyr....."

  2. "But liberty of speech demands the dignity and courage of that speech. And those who hurl invective at their compatriots, while keeping themselves well hidden, are not really respectable citizens."

    This quote should be put atop every Internet comment board everywhere.

    Also, this book was totally worth it for the photo of Ms St. Cyr.

    @ Tim: What does RHPS mean? I'm guessing Rest Her Precious Soul?

  3. Yes, God Bless Lili St. Cyr.

    Couldn't agree with you more, Mark. Even the dear old tired Globe and Mail has become a gathering spot for the hateful and spiteful.

    I'm never one to pass an opportunity to tip my hat to Miss St Cyr.

    A Happy New Year to all!