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Untying the Knot

A new book untangles historical confusion and contemporary anxieties about marriage

Thou Art Anxious

Decisions, decisions

Keep in Touch

Why digital connections can’t sustain health, happiness or politics

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