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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?

Antanas Sileika

Antanas Sileika’s 2004 novel, Woman in Bronze (Random House), was set in jazz-era Paris. His most recent novel, Underground, was released by Thomas Allen in 2011. He is the director of the Humber School for Writers.

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Antanas Sileika

Fault Lines

The vexed politics behind Ottawa’s monument to victims of communism. October 2015
Not only is Canada a mosaic, but many Canadi­ans are mosaics within themselves. Given this complexity of identity, what does it mean to remember and to memorialize? Why do we commemorate some events and not others? What events should be memorialized? At a Canadian embassy office reception in Vilnius some years ago while I was on a research…

Fault Lines

The vexed politics behind Ottawa’s monument to victims of communism. September 2015
Not only is Canada a mosaic, but many Canadi­ans are mosaics within themselves. Given this complexity of identity, what does it mean to remember and to memorialize? Why do we commemorate some events and not others? What events should be memorialized? At a Canadian embassy office reception in Vilnius some years ago while I was on a research…

Dark Notes in Nazi Berlin

The fate of black jazz musicians in Hitler’s Europe November 2011
At this writing, Esi Edugyan’s novel is beginning to take shape as a publishing phenomenon. It looks as if a star is being born after the book lost its original home in a failed publishing house before being picked up by Thomas Allen. The novel has gone from rags to riches. For one thing, there are not many Canadian novels that are simultaneously published in…

Orpheus Revisited

This eccentric experimental novel goes a little too far with the flow. September 2006