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Our Violent National Game

The great hockey debate continues

Pax Atlantica

NATO’s long-lasting relevance

Anthony C. Masi

Anthony C. Masi is a professor of sociology at McGill University, where he also serves as provost. He would like to thank Nancy Diamond, Laura Winer, Royal Govain, Manuel Salamanca Cardona and Lauren Soluk for assistance in researching, discussing and editing this article. The essay was written with the generous support of Max Bell Foundation, as part of The 40th Anniversary Max Bell Essays and Lectures.

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Questioning Higher Education

As digital alternatives get cheaper and easier, can universities justify their existence? September 2013
Research universities are under attack in virtually every jurisdiction in advanced industrial democracies. The issues in this crisis are many, diverse and often contradictory: cutbacks in already antiquated financing models; tuition fees that are too high, or too low; infrastructure and equipment that consume operating funds, and are too expensive to replace; employers and a public interested in practical skills…