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The Trust Spiral

Restoring faith in the media

Dear Prudence

A life of exuberance and eccentricity

Who’s Afraid of Alice Munro?

A long-awaited biography gives the facts, but not the mystery, behind this writer’s genius

Back Issues

April 2007

Cover art and pictures throughout the issue by Tom Pokinko Tom Pokinko is a graphic artist based in Montreal. His work has appeared in The Progressive, Clamor and Fine Books & Collections, as well as with the United Nations Association in Canada. His portfolio is available at

The Inner Frye

The notebooks reveal a passionate and endearing side to Canada’s great literary critic.

Bob Rodgers

Iraq and the Future of the United Nations

Is the 2003 split in the Security Council leading to the disintegration of a multilateral world order?

Edward C. Luck

Searching for Race-Neutral Ground

An author declares the equality hopes of the Charter a promise not met.

Denise Chong

Referendum? What Referendum?

A constitutional expert argues that the federal insistence on clarity has paid off.

Sujit Choudhry

Down the Toilet

A splashy review best not read at the breakfast table.

David Cameron

Don’t It Always Seem To Go...

… that you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone?

John Stapleton

Heroic Measures

How a small group of dedicated activists saved some of Europe’s greatest artists from the Nazis.

Bernice Eisenstein

The View from Alice Munro

With canny lies and family truths, a fiction writer mines her own life

Margaret-Ann Fitzpatrick-Hanly

Allergic to Dirty Politics

Is the 2003 split in the Security Council leading to the disintegration of a multilateral world order?

Rosemary Speirs

A Place with Pizzazz

How an ethnic enclave morphed into a trend-setting neighbourhood.

Kenneth Bagnell

An Intriguing But Incomplete Picture

A Canadian book reduces Iranian politics to religious infighting.

Saeed Rahnema

Shadow Dancing with the Americans

The hitherto untold story of 60 Mohawk paddlers and the siege of Khartoum.

Desmond Morton

The Past Reframes Itself

A 1960s icon unrepentantly faces down two younger historians.

Mel Watkins