I have enjoyed listening to reports from Eric Weiner for years on National Public Radio and elsewhere. Recently I stumbled upon this essay fo his posted at

Personally, I have always been drawn to Canada, things Canadian and the peoples of Canada. But, as an old-time hockey fan, I must think that there are limits to this “nice” thing. How about Gordie Howe, Ted Lindsay, or John Ferguson ? And who can forget Bobby Clarke’s famous slash in the 1972 Super Series ? Some of that is not very nice.

You probably have your own examples where nice was not very nice.

Fact is, though, Canadian nice is nicer than almost every other nice I know.

At the least, it is an interesting and thought-provoking read.

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