January–February 2008

  • Sympathetic, Generous … and Tough

    A review of Elaine Kalman Naves’ Robert Weaver: Godfather of Canadian Literature
  • Requiem to a Marriage

    A poem
  • January 1

  • The Passion of Parenthood

    A poem
  • Are Law Schools Amoral Boot Camps?

    A review of Lawyers Gone Bad: Money, Sex and Madness in Canada’s Legal Profession, by Philip Slayton
  • A Scrapper Spars With History

    A review of Jean Chrétien’s My Years As Prime Minister
  • Empire à la Carte

    A review of American Power: Potential and Limits in the 21st Century, edited by Patrick Luciani and Rudyard Griffiths
  • A Literary Knock Out

    A review of D.R. MacDonald’s Lauchlin of the Bad Heart
  • Heroic Banality

    A review of The Book of Stanley, by Todd Babiak
  • Who’s Stupid?

    A review of Stupid to the Last Drop: How Alberta Is Bringing Environmental Armageddon to Canada (and Doesn’t Seem to Care), by William Marsden
  • Iraq’s Future: The Canadian Approach

    A review of Iraq: Preventing a New Generation of Conflict, edited by Markus E. Bouillon, David M. Malone and Ben Rowswell
  • Courting Celebrity

    A review of Portrait in Light and Shadow: The Life of Yousuf Karsh, by Maria Tippett, and Starring Brian Linehan, by George Anthony
  • Multicultural Growing Pains

    A review of Uneasy Partners: Multiculturalism and Rights in Canada, by Janice Gross Stein, David Robertson Cameron, John Ibbitson, Will Kymlicka, John Meisel, Haroon Siddiqui and Michael Valpy, and Accommodements raisonnables: Droit à la différence et non différence des droits, by Yolande Geadah
  • A Loss of Beauty

    A review of Silence of the Songbirds: How We Are Losing the World’s Songbirds and What We Can Do to Save Them, by Bridget Stutchbury
  • Daffodil

    A poem
  • The Milky Way (two excerpts)

    A poem
  • Conscience Aside

    An online review of John W. Dean’s Conservatives Without Conscience and Robert Altemeyer’s The Authoritarians
  • In the Garden with the Guru

    Adventures with Marshall McLuhan
  • Your Brain: Flexible or Hard-Wired?

    An online review of Norman Doidge’s The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science

Cover art and pictures throughout the issue by Barbara Klunder

Barbara Klunder has been illustrating and designing for many years. She has won numerous awards in Canada and the United States, and has had museum shows her textile work. Her first book, Other Goose, illustrates “recycled” rhymes and was published by Groundwood/House of Anansi in 2007.