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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

June 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

Beyond Shame and Outrage

Michael Ignatieff and the new intellectual barbarism of America.

Timothy Brennan

Death and Diamonds

An African journalist-turned-academic tries to make sense of the chaos that enveloped Sierra Leone.

Suanne Kelman

Making Connections

We created Canada by imposing ourselves on nature, not by contemplating it.

Dennis Duffy

Accountability: Three Approaches

A senior civil servant assesses them all.

Arthur Kroeger

Jazz in Strange Places

An accomplished writer goes on the road with the underdogs of the music world.

Paul Wells

Born-Again Bilingualism

An anglo journalist charts the ups and downs of Canada’s most contentious public policy.

Lowell Murray

Astronomical Talent

Halley’s Comet inspires a time-bending, heart-stopping tour de force.

Graham Harley

A Dystopic Debut

An innovative first novel overdoses on shocking displays.

Tomasz Mrozewski

Scientist, Activist or TV Star?

In his second attempt at charting his own life, Suzuki remains frustratingly out of reach.

Peter Desbarats

NAMU and the Neoliberals

Politics and history help explain Canada’s resistance to monetary union with the United States.

David Laidler

Living under the Radar

A gifted chronicler walks Toronto’s streets and keeps his eyes open.

Lawrence Hill

“Whatever Happened to Canada?”

The world sees a lack of leadership in Canadian foreign policy.

David N. Biette

The Wal-Mart-ization of Wheat

Will developing countries buy Canadian genetically modified wheat if the price is right?

Ingeborg Boyens

Scientist of the Human Heart

Atwood’s disconcerting strength comes from relentless observation and dissection.

Elspeth Cameron