Bio

Tony Keller is the Editorial Page Editor of The Globe and Mail, Canada's main national newspaper. In a career of more than 25 years he has also been a magazine editor, a columnist and a television anchor on BNN, the Canadian equivalent of CNBC. He won Canada's National Newspaper Award for editorial writing in 2016, and was nominated on two other occasions. A native of Montreal, he is a graduate of Duke University and the Yale Law School.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/authors/tony-keller/ https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/editorials/

Project Summary

The American Revolution gave birth to two countries, embodying two closely related but slightly different visions of how to be American. Surprisingly, a look at most measures of life, liberty and happiness shows the country created by and for the losers of the Revolution -- Canada -- is the more successful of the two. If you had to put yourself behind philosopher John Rawls' "Veil of Ignorance" and choose where to be born as an average citizen, you would choose Canada. How did this happen? What history, choices and policies led to this unexpected outcome? And what can the United States of America learn and borrow from that other America, the control group for the great American experiment?