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Paper Rout

Postmedia in the gutter

Past Trauma

Richard Wagamese and an Indigenous literary resurgence

Family Pride

Profiles in gay life

Douglas Hunter

Douglas Hunter is a past winner of the National Business Book Award and a finalist for the Writers’ Trust Non-Fiction Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award.

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Douglas Hunter

Political Piracy

Raiding from the Barbary Coast, for profit and empire October 2012
When I began researching the career of doomed explorer Henry Hudson about ten years ago, I happened upon mentions of contemporary English seafarers who had converted to Islam and made a terrifying name for themselves as Barbary pirates. They seemed to be a sort of 17th-century John Walker Lindh, the young American who went off to Afghanistan to fight with the Taliban against troops from his own…

A Tangled Tale

Were early British moves in the St. Lawrence the result of sophisticated diplomacy or commercial greed? December 2010