Afghanistan and the politics of memory

li-afghanistanmemorialvigil-cp-04702302A vigil has been unveiled for Canada’s longest war. But who is the audience?

Commentary in Ottawa Citizen by Queen’s University historian Ian McKay and Kingston writer Jamie, authors of Warrior Nation: Rebranding Canada in an Age of Anxiety, shortlisted for the 2012 J.W. Dafoe Book Prize for writing that contributes to an understanding of Canada and its place in the world.