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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

December 2009

Cover art and pictures throughout the issue by Wes Tyrell Wes Tyrell is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist. Prior to his life as a freelancer, he ran a hotel in Cuba and is currently writing about these bizarre experiences in a graphic novel, Fidel & I. Wes has drawn for Maclean’s, The Globe and Mail, Dogs in Canada and the BBC. Contact Wes at

The Not-So-Mighty Dollar

Could world finance be on the brink of cataclysmic change?

Doug Saunders

Genocide or “A Vast Tragedy”?

University students in an Alberta classroom try to decide

Myrna Kostash

Rewiring Our Future

Fighting climate change with electric power

Robert Evans

A Watery Reading of the Land

The essence of Canada, reflected in its lakes

Eric Wright

Spies Among Us

China is the prime suspect in a new wave of industrial espionage.

Andrea Mandel-Campbell

Success in the Slums?

A blueprint for urban development drawn from some of the world’s poorest communities

Salem Alaton

Humanist Conspiracy

Investigating the suspicions of a flamboyant Renaissance pope.

Michael W. Higgins

Haunted Legacy

Striking new theatre explores the wreckage of a war-torn century.

Anthony Furey

Grief Transformed

Imagining the life and loss of an Ocean Ranger widow.

Dana Hansen

Classical Genius

A novel take on Aristotle and his years with Alexander the Great.

Thomas M. Robinson

The Snowbird's Story

Anne Murray describes her career but doesn’t analyze it.

Jack MacAndrew

Why Did He Do It?

A Chinese peasant makes a historic gesture that he knows will bring him grief.

John Fraser

Troubled Brilliance

Meticulous research casts new light on a leading artistic interpreter.

Dennis Reid