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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

January–February 2010

Cover art and pictures throughout the issue by Aimée van Drimmelen. Aimée van Drimmelen is a Canadian artist and illustrator living in Montreal. She has exhibited her artwork, including illustrated drumskins, in Montreal and New York City. To see more please visit

A Shameful Track Record

The Olympic movement plays fast and loose with basic democratic values

Laura Robinson

Blind Oracles

Researchers have developed models to predict everything from earthquakes to pandemics. The trouble is, they don't work

David Orrell

Troubling Tactics

Can money pay the price for the Holocaust?

Norman Ravvin

Our Healthiest Industry?

Organized crime is flourishing in Canada, just as it always has

Stephen Schneider

The Myth of Chindia

Rising regional tensions undermine a new book’s rosy forecast for Asia

Jonathan Holslag

The Real Tariq Ramadan

A Catholic theologian’s portrait of the controversial Islamic thinker.

Charles Blattberg

Quebec’s Abstract Radicals

Sixty years on, the Automatistes finally make it to English Canada.

Patricia Smart

Blaze of Glory

Canada’s first gold-medal snowboarder tells his side of the story.

Kevin Sylvester

Navigating Imperial Rivers

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

Desmond Morton

A Woman Who Prevails

The most formidable Canadian heroine since Hagar Shipley.

Joan Givner

Enforcing Terrible Secrets

This year’s Giller winner revisits the Roman Catholic sex scandals.

Ray Guy

Studying Supper

An academic discipline emerges from the kitchen table.

Judy Stoffman

Moral Vision, Empirical Rigour

The Vertical Mosaic helped establish a distinctively Canadian sociology — one now struggling for survival.

Neil McLaughlin

Poet’s Corner

Dispatches from the Olympic Games

Priscila Uppal

A Pragmatic Manifesto

Can Quebec's social democrats make markets serve equality?

Andrew Gibson