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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

November 2010

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

Green Tycoons

How to turn a profit while saving the world.

Toby Heaps

Pills in the Bedroom

The “discovery” — and marketing — of erectile dysfunction’s female equivalent

Wendy McElroy

Forcing Ourselves to Vote

As fewer Canadians turn up at the polls, compulsory voting is a choice to consider

Lisa Young and Steve Patten

Dashed Hopes

A careful look at four ex-Soviet states shows little but disillusionment and greed

Desmond Morton

Defining a Good Life

What is our society’s contract with families of the severely disabled?

Nora Gold

Truth vs. Reconciliation?

As Canada’s residential schools commission launches, worldwide precedents suggest we might not get both.­­­

William Schabas

Talent and Self-Destruction

Since the 19th century, De Quincey’s addiction has eclipsed his once-brilliant literary reputation.

Keith Wilson

Courting Foreign Students

Canada is lagging in the push to internationalize our campuses.

Alex Usher

Holding Court on Shaky Ground

One of Canada’s most prominent policy experts leads readers in circles.

S.L. Sutherland

Healing a Devastated Life

A Chinese daughter finds her inspiration in Norman Bethune.

Michelle Tisseyre

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

A postmodern elegy from our most original writer

Sam Solecki

Whose Canada Is This?

Pearson often gets credit for forging the modern nation, but Diefenbaker’s legacy lives on.

The Questions Remain

After exhaustive reporting, we still don’t know who Robert Pickton killed and why.

Robert Matas

Proving Its Worth

In the age of Google, what does a new reference book have to offer?

Dennis Duffy