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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

July–August 2009

Cover art and pictures throughout the issue by Justin Chen. Justin Chen is an illustrator based in Vancouver, British Columbia. His work has appeared in Ricepaper, SubTerrain Magazine and Crow Toes Quarterly. More examples of his work can be seen at

Our Feudal Immigration Policy

Why should an accident of birth determine who benefits from citizenship?

Andrew Coyne

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Linda Hutcheon

A Digital Trojan Horse

How a maverick MP blogged his way out of the Conservative caucus

John Baglow

Unbalanced Thoughts

Essays about last fall’s Ottawa showdown highlight only the values of parliamentary tradition.

Andrew Potter

Bad Faith?

A prominent scholar, rabbi, and government appointee claims that same-sex marriage is unjust

Charles Blattberg

Revisiting a Powerful Myth

A new history and an opera retell the tale of the Children’s Crusade

Ray Conlogue

Pick Your Antidote

Ten summer books to take the edge off a dreadful year.

Thought in Action

A passionate doctor’s journey through war zones in Spain and China.

Martin Laflamme

Our Problem with Women

Why do female politicians still make Canadians squirm?

A Hotel for All Seasons

One of Canada’s leading entrepreeurs reflects on five decades of success.

David Olive

Nous aussi nous souvenons

Where do the Acadians fit into the story of Canada’s founding?

Sonali Thakkar

Misreading Prostitution

The oldest profession proves a slippery subject for researchers.

Wendy McElroy

Science and Romance

Two novels of love, intrigue and equations behind the Iron Curtain.

Larry Krotz

A Broken Head

Robotic reveries blur reality and fantasy.

George Melnyk