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The Other Side of “Irish Eyes”

Brian Mulroney abroad and at home

The Ramble

Memories from the PMO

Vintage Years

Two political memoirs

Desmond Morton

Desmond Morton, author of 40 books on Canadian military, political and labour history, was the founding director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada.

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Desmond Morton

Mel's Crystal Ball

Should we look to the past in the Canada-U.S. military relations instead of trying to predict the future? November 2004

Dashed Hopes

A careful look at four ex-Soviet states shows little but disillusionment and greed November 2010
Twenty years ago, the Cold War came to a sudden and unpredicted end. The Berlin Wall, symbol of the post-1945 fracture of Europe between Stalinist tyranny and liberal capitalism, dissolved into chunks of masonry, widely sold, although less as souvenirs of brutal oppression and more as proof of capitalism’s triumph over communism. Previous rebellions in Hungary in…

An Incendiary Tale

Torture and revenge stalk this dark episode of Canadian history. April 2006