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In equal balance justly weighed

Slouching toward Democracy

Where have all the wise men gone?

By Populist Demand

When urban and rural voters went separate ways

Witold Rybczynski

Witold Rybczynski was shortlisted for the Charles Taylor Prize for A Clearing in the Distance. His latest is The Story of Architecture.

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Habitually Daring

Moshe Safdie looks back March 2023
Moshe Safdie was a freshly minted architect in his mid-twenties when he proposed a visionary housing scheme, based on his McGill undergraduate thesis, to the corporation that was building the 1967 Montreal world’s fair. Against all odds, the unconventional project was accepted. But the Canadian government, which was footing the bill, told him that the estimated cost of $42 million (almost $400 million today) was too high and that he would have to make do with…