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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

November 2009

Cover art and pictures throughout the issue by Ben Clarkson Ben Clarkson is a multidisciplinary artist and illustrator based in Winnipeg. To view more of his work visit

Too Much Health Care

We can’t afford life’s creeping medicalization

Charles J. Wright

We’re Still Watching

Will our obsession with Pierre Trudeau ever end?

Paul Wells

Between Euphoria and Fear

Has traditional microeconomics ignored the mood swings that drive financial crises?

Janice Gross Stein

Palace on the Rideau

How a national institution tries to play to a local audience.

Kate Taylor

Shopping ’Til We Drop

Our stuff comes cheap—but how much longer can the deals last?

Tom Slee

Prepping for Privilege

An exclusive U.S. school teaches its students they are the elite.

Stephen Zeifman

Freedom Redefined

We find it in the process of fighting for it, not at the end of the road.

Daniel Marc Weinstock

The Past As It Ought to Be

A medical heroine gets her due in this fictional portrait.

Jacalyn Duffin

From the Somme to Guernica

A historical narrative by turns sketched and richly rendered.

Robert McGill

Right-Wing Cabals?

A new survey of Canada’s conservative activists.

Evert Lindquist

Bleak Island

L.M. Montgomery’s rediscovered “final” work is shot through with tragedy and loss.

Noreen Golfman

The Honest Adman

Should marketing aspire to more than sales?

David Dunne

Lest We Forget

The definitive history of Canadians fighting in World War One.

James Roots