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The Trust Spiral

Restoring faith in the media

Dear Prudence

A life of exuberance and eccentricity

Who’s Afraid of Alice Munro?

A long-awaited biography gives the facts, but not the mystery, behind this writer’s genius

James F. Cosgrave

James F. Cosgrave is a professor of sociology at Trent University Oshawa. He has written extensively on the state’s role in gambling expansion in Canada and is co-editor of Casino State: Legalized Gambling in Canada (University of Toronto Press, 2009) and co-author  of Desiring Canada: CBC Contests, Hockey Violence and Other Stately Pleasures (University of Toronto Press, 2013).

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James F. Cosgrave

Vices Then and Now

A new book looks at the colourful history of moral regulation in Canada July–August 2014
Vice exerts a perennial interest, -regardless of how and by whom it is defined. In Canada the Good: A Short History of Vice since 1500, an admirably condensed social history of Canadian vices over the past five centuries, York University historian Marcel Martel shows exactly how during this time the definition of vice in Canada has shifted from a discourse centred on sin to one…