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Untying the Knot

A new book untangles historical confusion and contemporary anxieties about marriage

Thou Art Anxious

Decisions, decisions

Keep in Touch

Why digital connections can’t sustain health, happiness or politics

Back Issues

November 2006

Cover art and pictures throughout the issue by Andrew Stevenson Andrew Stevenson is a Toronto illustrator whose portfolio is available online at

Are Interests Really Value Free?

A salvo from the “realist” school of Canadian foreign relations

Jennifer Welsh

Is Small Beautiful?

Canadian book publishing and the Internet could be a happy match.

Peter S. Grant

Dry Ice

Academic takes on the national game are largely offside.

Stephen Cole

From Propaganda to Scholarship

A new book tracks the development of Canadian military history.

Roger Hall

Ms. Clarkson’s Revenge

Anger at Paul Martin prompts a perhaps too-early memoir.

Michael Valpy

A Vanished Community

A journalist turns to fiction to explore life and racial politics in Halifax’s Africville.

James W. St.G. Walker

Departing from the Script

Getting stuck between fantasy and reality can produce painfully funny fiction.

Val Ross

The Gamble That Failed

Two Quebec authors examine the risk that René Lévesque ran in the 1980 referendum.

Last Bastion of Dirigisme?

A new book examines science policy in Canada.

Keith Banting

The Erosion of Public Goods

And one analyst’s hope that the courts can reinvigorate them.

Stephen LeDrew

Trudeau’s Great Leap

A new translation of his Chinese travel diaries prompts both admiration and concern.

David Curtis Wright