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From the archives

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

July–August 2007

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

Teenage Mutant Supreme Court Judges

The Canadian copyright debate takes some strange metaphysical turns

Christopher Moore

The Post-Celluloid Era

Is Tinseltown really about to disappear from our cultural radar screens? Not likely.

Geoff Pevere

Canada: More Liberal Than Tory?

A new book puts the country’s bedrock beliefs under a microscope.

Katherine Fierlbeck

That Decade in Paris

A long-hidden manuscript portrays the dyspeptic underside of the moveable feast.

William Weintraub

Minority Views

What should be the role of Canada’s diasporas in shaping foreign policy?

Farouk Shamas Jiwa

Our Toxic Harvest

Is deregulation really the way to reduce agricultural pollution?

Harriet Friedmann

Why Canadian History Is Boring

The fault lies in the content, not in the writing.

Mark F. Proudman

Realistic to Bizarre

From photography to a high-school massacre, a range of settings and emotions.

Allan Weiss

Don’t Try This at Home

A puzzle of a novel gets away with taking risks.

Robert McGill

Guns and Gangs: A Deadly Duo

Two new books have different takes on a worrisome Canadian trend.

Paul F. McKenna

Brave, But Mostly Wrong

Six years of columns in one provocative book.

Zeba A. Crook

The Daughter’s Dilemma

A collection of revealing essays short on tributes.