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The Path of Poetic Resistance

To disarm Canada and its canon

Are Interests Really Value-Free?

A salvo from the “realist” school of Canadian foreign relations

Going It Alone

The marvellous, single-minded, doggedly strange passion of citizen scientists

Back Issues

December 2006

Cover art and pictures throughout the issue by Aino Anto Aino Anto is a Toronto-based freelance illustrator with interests in editorial illustration and children’s books. Her first work, Len Gasparini’s A Christmas for Carol, was published by Seraphim Editions in 2002. More examples of her work can be seen at

Solidifying Gains

Major strategists in the Conservative Party know that sticking together is the crucial thing.

Tom Flanagan

The Nowhere Men and Women

An intriguing book spins tales of Canada’s aspiring refugees.

Marina Jimenez

“Big Media Bad Thing”

How a Senate committee wrote a media report with its head in the sand

Christopher Dornan

Loaded Assumptions

A new polemic uses game theory to score points against consumer choice.

David Dunne

A Rare Gift for Leadership and Friendship

A long-awaited biography and a personal memoir cast essential light on P.E.T.

John Roberts

Sparring Cultures

African grimness plus Canadian inanity makes for courageous satire.

Esi Edugyan

The Permeable Border

How leading U.S. philanthropists helped establish Canadian culture.

Maria Tippett

Who Really Destroyed The Twin Towers?

The conspiracy theories roar on while mainstream media ignores them.

Peter Desbarats

Our Man in London

Canada-U.K. relations examined through a personal prism.

Martin Laflamme

A Sister’s Sad Burden

The chronicle of a sibling’s decline keeps its readers at a distance.

Erika Ritter

One City, Two Nations

How the rich and the poor are faring in a country that says it prizes equality.

Tony Penikett

Small Mirror, Large Landscape

A European Jew charts his metamorphosis from alien to Canadian.

Vivian Rakoff

A Cross-Country Canon

Richler’s literary journey documents Canlit’s strides.

Alma Lee

Mort d’un vieux Québécois

Rock music pushes a Holocaust refugee over the brink.

Norman Ravvin