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Pax Atlantica

NATO’s long-lasting relevance

A Larger Role for Unions

Organized labour may be shrinking but the rhetoric is still upbeat

This United League

Will not die, will not perish

Back Issues

September 2013

Cover art and illustrations throughout the issue by Dave Barnes Dave Barnes is an illustrator and artist currently living on Vancouver Island. More information about his work is available at

Questioning Higher Education

As digital alternatives get cheaper and easier, can universities justify their existence?

Anthony C. Masi

Hacking Society

Three books look at the current state of play in the interconnected world

Tom Slee

Towering Landmark

How a young Canadian heiress with an artistic bent oversaw the creation of an architectural masterpiece

Judy Stoffman

Father Knows Best?

From the daughter of a gay dad comes a journey of acceptance

Shawn Syms

Fixing a Spoiled Biography

Mennonite identity and the Second World War

Magdalene Redekop

Water Water Everywhere

In the wake of the Alberta floods, a much-needed history lesson

Sid Marty

Judging the Judges

A Quebec writer reopens the contentious patriation debate

Philip Girard

Colombia North circa 1978

Smugglers and undercover cops in Newfoundland's amateur drug trade

Mark Frutkin

A Top Hat with Tales

A novel that folds four iconic authors into an ingenious plot

Sarah Roger

History from the Dark Side

Junk science, injustice and the value of public memory

Megan J. Davies

Literary Lifeguard

A life spent saving books from oblivion reaps deep rewards

Dana Hansen

Malleable Cannon Fodder

Is it cultural manipulation or simple brainwashing that creates the child soldier?

Ian Smillie

Trying for Funny

A teenager thinks magic will solve all his problems

Joseph Kertes

Grappling with Grain

How and why an unlikely Canadian coalition defeated an agribusiness giant

Mark Winston