November 2007

  • The First Northern Magus

    A review of Richard Gwyn’s John A, The Man Who Made Us: The Life and Times of John A. Macdonald, Volume One, 1815–1867
  • Fences and Neighbours

    A review of Borderlands: Comparing Border Security in North America and Europe, edited by Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly
  • The Bad Boys of Modern Art

    A review of Anarchy and Art: From the Paris Commune to the Fall of the Berlin Wall, by Allan Antliff
  • The Apocalyptic Eschatologist

    A review of Gwynne Dyer’s The Mess They Made: The Middle East After Iraq
  • Family Resemblances

    A review of Holding My Breath, by Sidura Ludwig, and The End of East, by Jen Sookfong Lee
  • Homage to a Magic Medium

    A review of Late Nights on Air, by Elizabeth Hay
  • Getting from A to B

    An essay
  • The Young Englishman

    A review of God’s Mercies: Rivalry, Betrayal and the Dream of Discovery, by Douglas Hunter
  • Excavating the North

    A review of Hummocks: Journeys and Inquiries Among the Canadian Inuit, by Jean Malaurie, and Travelling Passions: The Hidden Life of Vilhjalmur Stefansson, by Gísli Pálsson
  • It Seems We Really Care

    A review of Canadas of the Mind: The Making and Unmaking of Canadian Nationalism in the Twentieth Century, edited by Norman Hillmer and Adam Chapnick
  • Intellectual Archeology

    A review of The Dialogue of Civilizations in the Birth of Modern Science, by Arun Bala
  • The War

    A poem
  • Breakfast and Morning Paper

    A poem
  • Dancer

    A poem

Cover art and pictures throughout the issue by Tom Pokinko

Tom Pokinko has been illustrating for the LRC since 2003. His other clients include Maisonneuve Magazine and the United Nations Association in Canada. He also designs posters, including a painting used for a conference poster timed to coincide with the Montreal Jazz Festival. Tom is also finishing a master’s degree in Hindu ethics at McGill University’s Faculty of Religious Studies. More info at