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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

June 2007

Cover art and pictures throughout the issue by Barbara Klunder Barbara Klunder has been illustrating and designing for many years. She has won numerous awards in Canada and the United States, and has had museum shows of her textile work. Her first book, Other Goose, illustrated “recycled” rhymes and was published by Groundwood/House of Anansi; it has just been presented at the Bologna International Children’s Book Fair and will be launched in Canada in late August.

The Explanation We Never Heard

Six months after attending a controversial Tehran conference, a Canadian professor charges the media and his own university with ignorance and intolerance

Shiraz Dossa

POW! BLAM! ZOWIE! eh?

A new book unearths the hidden curiosities of Canadian comic book art

Jeet Heer

The Idea Juggler

New thoughts, new approaches, new words to tackle old problems.

Mel Cappe

No Financial Cachet

Why are Canadians so unwilling to compete for the big pie of world trade?

Andrew Allentuck

Paths of Rehabilitation

Resuscitating the reputation of a debated Canadian hero.

Mark Starowicz

The Meeting of the Twain

A scholar of eastern and western cultures proposes a new way of seeing each other.

Hua Li

The Call of the Dispossessed

Can land claims in Canada and South Africa be legitimately compared?

Philip Slayton

Motives Unknown

Can neuroscience explain the human heart?

The Lived Truth of Slavery

Fiction so powerful it stumped a historian.

Stephen Kimber

Work in Progress

A very personal take on what makes Canadians tick.

Patrick Watson

Inside the Order

Two memoirs reflect the light and darkness of seminary life.

Michael W. Higgins

The Medical Sonata

The hunt continues for diagnostic clues to Beethoven’s gifts and griefs.

Michael A. Hutcheon

Diplomatic Games

Quebec’s curious obsession with international recognition.

Reed Scowen

What’s Happening to Socialism

Has identity politics perhaps replaced old-style socialist politics for good?

Philip Resnick