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Liberal Interpretations

Making sense of Justin Trudeau and his party

Clock Watching

The nuclear threat lingers still

Spending Power

Can compassion and efficiency be combined in the use of public funds?

Alan Taylor

Alan Taylor is the author of American Republics: A Continental History of the United States, 1783–1850. His work has won two Pulitzer Prizes, as well as a Bancroft Prize.

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A Little Green

Friends, foes, and Fenians January | February 2023
In Canadian Spy Story, David A. Wilson thoroughly and insightfully examines Canada’s struggle against the Fenians, nineteenth-century radicals also known as the Irish Republican Brotherhood. They recruited fellow Catholics who had fled to the United States and Canada to escape British misrule over Ireland. Cultivating a powerful sense of grievance, they called attention to the nearly one million killed by the Great Famine of the late…