This book has become the most respected work on the Canada-Quebec gordian knot to appear in many years. Johnson’s understanding of Quebec nationalism and its recent history could not have been achieved by someone not versed in Quebec’s culture and traditions. His call: Quebecers are locked into a dead end by the duplicity and voracity of their political elites. The leaders have changed over the years, but the myths they propound about Quebec remain. In this book, Johnson unmasks the nasty secrets that have driven politics and political leaders into clashes of identities; secrets and myths that may one day lead to the destruction of Canada, unless a break is made with the past.