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From the archives

Paper Rout

Postmedia in the gutter

Past Trauma

Richard Wagamese and an Indigenous literary resurgence

Family Pride

Profiles in gay life

Back Issues

May 2008

Cover art and pictures throughout the issue by Tom Pokinko. Tom Pokinko is a freelance designer, illustrator and full-time doctoral student in Indian religion and philosophy at McGill University. His graphic design and illustration work can be seen at

The Ceaseless Search for Justice

With the world’s major powers out of the loop, can the ICC succeed?

Noah B. Novogrodsky

A History of Hypocrisy

Canadian complicity links U.S. Cold War torture with cases like Maher Arar’s

Regan Boychuk

In Weakness, Strength

A philosophy that turns many of our tenets upside down.

Michael W. Higgins

The Posthumous Richler

The chronicler of St. Urbain Street is being increasingly chronicled

Sandra Martin

Not So Different After All

The striking commonality between (some) Americans and (some) Canadians.

Edward Grabb

Tales from the Frontier

Two authors’ takes on the opening of the Canadian Northwest.

Mark Lovewell

Space and Place

A dense novel brings the locations we inhabit to the foreground.

Steven Hayward

Passionless Powder Keg

A tale of the Balkan war, minus the dramatic details.

Robert Pierre Tomas

Bold Prescription for Our Cities

A respected analyst imagines a reconfiguration of the country.

Anne Golden

The Golden-Tongued Martyr

A new biography brings an ardent Confederationist to life.

Victor Rabinovitch

Getting The Meatball Recipe Right

The errors journalists make and their unwillingness to correct them.

Kathy English

Autobiographies of the Imagination

Two gifted wordsmiths move from poetry to prose to explore themselves.

W. J. Keith

A Question of Influence

How deep an impact has Hegel had on three Canadian thinkers?

Philip Resnick