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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?

Robert Smith

Robert Smith is former chair of the Space History Department at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Air and Space Museum. He teaches at the University of Alberta.

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Robert Smith

God of Poetry

Apollo was about more than going to the moon July | August 2019
By the morning of July 16, 1969, Cape Canaveral, Florida, and its surrounds had been engulfed by a million people. Their number included half of all the members of the U.S. Congress, the ambassadors of sixty-­nine countries, celebrities major and minor, and countless reporters. All were there to witness the launch of a 111-metre rocket, much taller than the Statue of…