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Carbon Copy

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

Back Issues

April 2011

Cover art and pictures throughout the issue by Eric Uhlich. Eric Uhlich recently returned to Canada after living and travelling overseas for some years. He now calls Vancouver home. He has self-published a graphic novel, Green Skies, and spends his time drawing, riding his bicycle and making plans.

Cloak and Dagger Politics

A new book argues that western spies shaped the modern Middle East.

Michael Bell

A Party Divided

Liberal tensions go deeper than left versus right, argues one insider.

Ron Graham

A Dangerous Isolation

The police are moving farther away from the public they serve

Susan Eng

The Problem with Neutrality

It’s wrong to be even-handed when children’s lives are at stake.

Charles Blattberg

Official Blackmail

One Kurdish refugee’s story shows the dark side of our security apparatus.

Kerry Pither

Two Other Solitudes

The India-Canada relationship has taken a long time to develop

A.F. Moritz

What Causes Social Inequality?

From Scandinavia to the Anglosphere, it may come down to choice.

Lars Osberg

No One’s Best Friend

A Canadian expert examines the devastation diamonds have wrought in four African countries.

Blake Lambert

The Young, the Old, the Now and the Gone

The generation gap yawns in two new story collections.

Joel Deshaye

A Life Worth Living

A wise, inventive—and refreshingly graphic—meditation on how to be an artist

Esi Edugyan

Passionate Darwinism

A Quebec science writer travels back 3.5 billion years from his porch.

Kathryn O'Hara

The Migrant’s Quest

There are many surprising detours on the way to the Emerald City.

Peter Showler

Children As “Weapon Systems”

A general dedicates his life to ending the use of child soldiers worldwide

W. Andy Knight

The Frozen Bodies of Edward S. Curtis

A new collaborative play and photographic series tackle the representation of aboriginal peoples and the legacy of colonialism

Wanda Nanibush