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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

John Honderich

John Honderich was the publisher of the Toronto Star, from 1995 to 2004, and a long-time champion of the Literary Review of Canada.

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John Honderich

Ascribing Blame

Two books point accusing fingers at players in the Rwandan genocide September 2007
Ultimately institutions, governments and leaders will be judged by how each responded to genocide on their respective watch. Such is certainly the case with the Rwandan genocide of 1994, during which close to one million were murdered in 100 days of savage mayhem orchestrated by the government. Former U.S. president Bill Clinton, for example, consistently refers to his lack of intervention in Rwanda as the “greatest failure” of his…

Getting Smart about Cities

A journalist lays out a primer of Canada’s urban landscapes May 2006
To date, this country has been slow to get it. Cities matter. Indeed, the relative vibrancy, economic vitality and social cohesion of our major cities will determine, in large part, how this country will survive in a global economy. At the outset, it must be acknowledged that the status of cities has been one of my passions and the essence of my current…