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Our Violent National Game

The great hockey debate continues

Pax Atlantica

NATO’s long-lasting relevance

André Babyn

André Babyn studies medieval literature at the University of Toronto. His debut novel, Evie of the Deepthorn, comes out next year.

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Graphic Loss

Seth contemplates a bygone era September 2019
In “The Ruin,” an Anglo-Saxon poem preserved in the tenth-­century Exeter Book, the speaker surveys the crumbling Roman city of Bath, marvelling at walls that survived kingdom after kingdom only to succumb, finally, to time. The speaker is so far removed from the Romans — and the secrets of their stone construction — that the buildings seem to be the work of…