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The Trust Spiral

Restoring faith in the media

Dear Prudence

A life of exuberance and eccentricity

Who’s Afraid of Alice Munro?

A long-awaited biography gives the facts, but not the mystery, behind this writer’s genius

Back Issues

May 2011

Cover art and pictures throughout the issue by Norman Yeung. Norman Yeung makes pictures, plays and performances. More information about his work is available at

Suckered by America

If it keeps buying the myth of U.S. supremacy, Canada will never come into its own.

Conrad Black

Who Calls the Shots?

An inquiry into the effect of Jewish and Arab lobbies on Canadian Middle East policy

Brent Sasley

Discovering a Homeland Abroad

How the Six Day War in Israel galvanized Canada’s Jews

Shira Herzog

Our Own Ancient Mariner

As he turns 90, Farley Mowat may be the country’s most influential writer ever

Ken McGoogan

Bruno's Brilliant Heresy

Worlds orbiting distant stars have become a tantalizing reality.

Robert Charles Wilson

An Insider Speaks

A handbook on the practical art of politics comes by way of story-filled memoir.

Hugh Segal

Sault Saga

A crackling, Muskoka-chair story.

Cathy Stonehouse

In Search of Altruism

A novel explores the possibility of truly selfless acts.

The Spectre of Bolshevism

Even as the First World War ended, Canada’s establishment cracked down hard at home.

Steve Hewitt

Adventure and Empathy

One of the world’s leading historians reflects on her craft

Ana Siljak

A New Vision

Quebec’s most important federalist voice describes the province’s future within Canada

Joseph E. Magnet

Made in Canada?

A provocative argument about the origins of European integration.

Mark Lovewell

Solidarity Revisted

What past legal battles tell us about the Canadian workplace today

Michael Lynk

A Caribbean Longshot

How Antigua beat the United States on internet gambling — and why it has nothing to show for it