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The Other Side of “Irish Eyes”

Brian Mulroney abroad and at home

The Ramble

Memories from the PMO

Vintage Years

Two political memoirs

Ramsay Cook

Ramsay Cook, son of an English immigrant, is a professor emeritus of history.

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Ramsay Cook

Beverley Baxter in Empireland

A Canadian columnist beat the British drum, at Lord Beaverbrook’s behest April 2013
The British Empire/Commonwealth, earlier a staple of Canadian historical writing, has fallen out of fashion. That partly reflects the adjournment sine die of the once acrimonious debates about Canada’s place in an empire on which the sun was said never to set. Neville Thompson’s new book is both an attempt to revive a neglected historical subject and an account of one man’s effort to prevent the…

Homegrown Fascism

A Quebec newspaperman’s transformation into one of Canadian history’s disturbing footnotes December 2011