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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

Russell Smith

Russell Smith’s most recent book is Confidence (Biblioasis, 2015). He writes weekly on the arts for the Globe and Mail.

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Empire in Collapse

Finally, a global turning-of-the-tables dystopian novel that transcends clichés about Islam and the West April 2017
The rise of jihadist Islam and the ­turmoil of the Arab world have led to a few dystopian it-can-happen-here novels that imagine the rise of a powerful Islamist state to the detriment of democratic values. Michel Houellebecq’s Submission imagines a not-too-distant French republic in which an Islamist party is elected to the federal government (its only serious opposition is the racist nationalist…