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Liberal Interpretations

Making sense of Justin Trudeau and his party

Clock Watching

The nuclear threat lingers still

Spending Power

Can compassion and efficiency be combined in the use of public funds?

Mireille Silcoff

Mireille Silcoff wrote the story collection Chez l’arabe. She’s at work on a novel.

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Mireille Silcoff

The Beauty of It

Never forget one little point November 2021
Maybe my Gen X is showing, but I wonder if I might not understand the millennial interpretation of “anti-capitalist.” Or perhaps I might not get it enough to understand how Daphné B. — a writer from Montreal with a new book on getting through lockdown while buying makeup online from Sephora, losing herself in YouTube beauty…

Myers, Briggs, and the Age of Self-Actualization

The world's most famous personality test as cosmic laboratory for our times November 2018
I think science may lack the data the soul possesses.—Katherine Cook Briggs If men came like shoes, with the most vital data as to size and style marked outside the box, many a cramping misfit could be avoided.—Isabel Briggs Myers In the last years of the nineteenth century, Katharine Cook Briggs did something remarkable with her living…

Swedish Death Cleaning and the Anorexic Home

Décor disorder February 2018
A few years ago, while researching a magazine article, I began having conversations with Michael Daley, a self-styled art conservation watchdog. Daley has used the term “blockbuster restoration” to describe our era’s increasingly common practice of over-cleaning and touching up master works by artists such as Leonardo da Vinci or Titian in a way designed to create exciting “before and after”…