September 2009

  • Did the Banks Go Crazy?

    Whatever economists might think, rationality and efficiency don’t always go together.
  • A Loaded Anniversary

    A review of D. Peter MacLeod’s Northern Armageddon: The Battle of the Plains of Abraham; of Jacques Lacoursière’s and Hélène Quimper’s Québec ville assiégée; of Joy Carroll’s Wolfe and Montcalm: Their Lives, Their Times, and the Fate of a Continent; of Gérard Saint-Martin’s Les plaines d’Abraham: L’adieu à la Nouvelle-France?; and of Stephen Manning’s Quebec: The Story of Three Sieges.
  • No Problem Here

    A review of Alice Munro’s Too Much Happiness

  • A Dying Breed

    A review of Scott Taylor’s Unembedded: Two Decades of Maverick War Reporting and Terry Gould’s Murder Without Borders: Dying for the Story in the World’s Most Dangerous Places
  • Benefits of Empire

    A review of Lineages of Despotism and Development: British Colonialism and State Power, by Matthew Lange
  • American Dreams?

    A review of The Sheikh’s Batmobile: In Pursuit of American Pop Culture in the Muslim World, by Richard Poplak
  • Paquet’s Labyrinth

    A review of Crippling Epistemologies and Governance Failures: A Plea for Experimentalism, by Gilles Paquet, and Gilles Paquet: Homo hereticus, edited by Caroline Andrew, Ruth Hubbard
  • Book-Ending Canada’s 20th Century

    A review of Stephen Leacock, by Margaret MacMillan, and Mordecai Richler, by M.G. Vassanji
  • Mill Creek Reverdie

  • Domestic Epic

  • Character Based on an Old Letter with the Same Surname

  • Invertebrate

  • Tale of a Tortoise

    A review of Come, Thou Tortoise, Jessica Grant
  • Halfway There

    A review of Open and Shut: Why America Has Barack Obama and Canada Has Stephen Harper, by John Ibbitson
  • African Reformation

    A review of Political Spiritualities: The Pentecostal Revolution in Nigeria, by Ruth Marshall
  • Unsung Hero

    A review of Canada’s Voice: The Public Life of John Wendell Holmes, by Adam Chapnick
  • Another City

    A review of Young Hunting: A Memoir, by Martin Hunter and The Great Adventure: 100 Years at the Arts and Letters Club, by Margaret McBurney