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From the archives

Pax Atlantica

NATO’s long-lasting relevance

A Larger Role for Unions

Organized labour may be shrinking but the rhetoric is still upbeat

This United League

Will not die, will not perish

Back Issues

April 2012

Cover art and pictures throughout the issue by Drew Shannon Drew Shannon is a recent graduate of Sheridan College, where he studied illustration. When he is not drawing, he is usually perusing used bookstores in downtown Toronto. Visit him at

Why We Can't Afford Poverty

The case for paying now, so we don’t pay more later

James Hughes

Human Capital

Three memoirs by victims of the booming kidnapping industry

Beth Haddon

Click to Judge

The dramatic real-life consequences of online ranking, posts and algorithms

Tom Slee

Citizen Khadr

Either Omar Khadr has certain basic rights or no Canadian does. Which is it?

Reg Whitaker

Comedy Between the Covers

New books from a venerable sketch troupe and their internet-era successors

Andrew Clark

Who Controls North America?

Today, even the U.S. government is just one of many players

Isabel Studer

Ottawa's Rising Firewall

Public service veterans sound the alarm on federal opacity.

David Crane

Vomit, Blood and Folly

A novel conveys the grittier aspects of multicultural adolescence.

Ranj Dhaliwal

The Jamaican Dilemma

Slavery’s legacy plays out in a story of absent mothers and distant fathers

Donna Bailey Nurse

Determined Mavericks

Making independent movies is a never-ending struggle against the Hollywood machine.

Geoff Pevere

Building Forests

A memoir focuses on the people as much as the trees

Michael Ekers

The Rights of Animals

A bold proposal calls for not just protection but citizenship.

Richard Keshen

The Promise and Glory of Stem Cells

How two Canadian scientists stumbled upon a landmark discovery

Michael Bliss

High-Tech Hopes for Global Health

An ambitious and well-heeled development program hits some serious snags

Amir Attaran