December 2007

  • Promoting Democracy Abroad

    A review of Advancing Canada’s Role in International Support for Democratic Development Report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development House of Commons, July 2007
  • Campus Navel Gazing

    A review of James Côté’s and Anton Allahar’s Ivory Tower Blues: A University System in Crisis and George Fallis’ Multiversities, Ideas and Democracy
  • Reclamation

    A poem

  • Carnival Yard

    A poem
  • Great Disappointments

    A special feature
  • Out, Damned Spot!

    A review of The Dirt on Clean: An Unsanitized History, by Katherine Ashenburg
  • The Mulroney Memoirs

    A pair of reviews of Brian Mulroney’s Memoirs, 1939–1993
  • A Fierce Determination for Redemption

    Vindictiveness mars a fine political chronicle.
  • A Satisfying Read

    A pair of reviews of Brian Mulroney’s Memoirs, 1939–1993
  • The Would-Be Transformer

    A review of Transforming the Nation: Canada and Brian Mulroney, edited by Raymond B. Blake
  • Monumental or Vainglorious?

    A review of Donald Harman Akenson’s Some Family: The Mormons and How Humanity Keeps Track of Itself
  • A Culture Builder

    An essay
  • Explosive Justice

    A review of Eldon Garnet’s Lost Between the Edges
  • The Novel as Matryoshka Doll

    A review of The Culprits, by Robert Hough
  • Assault on a Bibliophile’s Brain

    A review of Howard Engel’s The Man Who Forgot How to Read
  • A Canadian Visionary

    A review of George Grant: A Guide to His Thought, by Hugh Donald Forbes
  • Titillating an Ornithophobic

    A poem
  • The Solstice Bird

    A poem
  • Diminuendo on the Theme of Whether Shakespeare’s Monument Bears a True Likeness

    A poem
  • Conrad Black: A Scribe’s Progress

Cover art and pictures throughout the issue by Kevin Sylvester

Kevin Sylvester is an author, illustrator and broadcaster who lives in Toronto. His children’s book Sports Hall of Weird was named a Silver Birch Honour book in 2006. The sequel, Gold Medal for Weird, has just been published. If you would like to hire him, his website is