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Carbon Copy

In equal balance justly weighed

Slouching toward Democracy

Where have all the wise men gone?

By Populist Demand

When urban and rural voters went separate ways

Back Issues

May 2009

Cover art and pictures throughout the issue by Diana Juricevic Diana Juricevic is an artist and international criminal lawyer. Currently living and working in the Netherlands, Diana has illustrated for many years and her portraits have been exhibited at Osgoode Hall and the University of Toronto. She was named by the Women's Executive Network in 2007 as one of the “Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada” and profiled in Chatelaine in 2008 as one of “80 Canadian Women to Watch.”

Intellectual Sleight of Hand

Where is Michael Ignatieff himself in this new version of the family album?

Ron Graham

Distilling Mute Despair

A Quebec cartoonist’s sojourn in Burma produces an eloquent portrait of forced silence

Jeet Heer

Realistic Fortune Telling

A Canadian academic looks ahead and sees … uncertainty.

Peter Calamai

Let's Hear It for Being Average

Canada’s moral exceptionalism may not be getting the job done.

Christopher Berzins

A Modern Latin American Hero

A Canadian biographer uncovers the work of an economic pioneer.

When Good Drugs Go Bad

Two books examine the cultural landscape around tranquilizers and LSD

Dan Malleck

Beyond Empathy

Twins bridge the gap between Toronto and Auschwitz.

Robin Roger

Myth and Misadventure

An epic Newfoundland tale of survival and defiance.

Richard Cumyn

Here They Come

The grey-haired flood is almost upon us and the sandbags aren’t yet in place.

Lyndsay Green

Living in the Promised Land

In perilous times, the CPP shows healthy roots and growth.

John A. MacNaughton

Mothers with Alzheimer's

What makes one daughter a caregiver while another turns away?

Sharon Butala

Age Brings Knowledge

But domesticated animals, such as humans, don’t seem to recognize this.

Wayne Grady

Green-Tinged Hypocrisy

Many books urge eco-responsibility, but are we too cheap and lazy to really care?

James Roots