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Paper Rout

Postmedia in the gutter

Past Trauma

Richard Wagamese and an Indigenous literary resurgence

Family Pride

Profiles in gay life

Terry Glavin

Terry Glavin is a columnist with the Ottawa Citizen. Among his several books his most recent is Come from the Shadows: The Long and Lonely Struggle for Peace in Afghanistan.

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Terry Glavin

Idealists on the Beat

New diplomatic goals have starved Canadian support for better policing abroad April 2015
Terry Gould’s Worth Dying For: Canada’s Mission to Train Police in the World’s Failing States is a vivid cinema-verité treatment of the overseas police-mentoring missions undertaken by Canada’s International Peace Operations Branch, otherwise known as the CivPol (for civilian police) project, in existence since 1989. Of the many intriguing stories that unfold in its…

The Stuff of Nightmares

A front-line journalist reflects on his coverage of the Afghan War October 2013
In the fiercely contested field of journalism, analysis and commentary about the vexing conundrum called “the war in Afghanistan,” there exists a gobsmacking surfeit of material that operates almost exactly like that strange phenomenon of particle physics known as antimatter. It is a phylum of reportage that actually subtracts from the sum total of knowledge on the…