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Our Violent National Game

The great hockey debate continues

Pax Atlantica

NATO’s long-lasting relevance

Rita Leistner

Rita Leistner is an interdisciplinary practitioner-theorist, an award-winning war photographer and documentarian with an MA in comparative literature from the University of Toronto, where she teaches the history of photojournalism and documentary photography. Her latest book, Looking for Marshall McLuhan in Afghanistan (Intellect, December 2013), applies the pioneering Canadian media theorist’s ideas on language and technology to contemporary warfare and smartphones.

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Television Wars

Reporting under fire, from Vietnam to CBC headquarters March 2014
Michael Maclear, the dogged foreign correspondent whose pioneering television news reports and documentaries brought the Vietnam War into homes around the world in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s, has just published a memoir. Guerrilla Nation: My Wars In and Out of Vietnam feels like an exorcism of long-held resentments against a Canadian news industry management structure that was more interested in ratings and appeasing the American administration in Washington than in broadcasting the truth about an…