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Pax Atlantica

NATO’s long-lasting relevance

A Larger Role for Unions

Organized labour may be shrinking but the rhetoric is still upbeat

This United League

Will not die, will not perish

Back Issues

October 2013

Cover art and pictures throughout the issue by Olivia Mew. Olivia Mew is a Toronto-born, Montreal-based illustrator. She spends most of her time in the role of “lady in charge of everything” at Stay Home Club and lives happily by her company’s credo. Her illustration work can be seen on her portfolio website at

Facing the Future

The decisions to be made about aging in Canada are both personal and public

Sandra Martin

The Stuff of Nightmares

A front-line journalist reflects on his coverage of the Afghan War

Terry Glavin

Ethnic Cleansing, Canadian Style

Many myths are cleared away in the sober historical analysis

Andrew Woolford

Faking Your Way Through Life

A memoir captures the tension between the deaf and the hearing worlds

James Roots

¿Habla Usted Español?

How Castillian made it to the top of the linguistic heap

Stephen Henighan

Getting Aboriginal Rights Right

Two new books take very different approaches to how aboriginal rights should be treated in Canada

Peter H. Russell

Deception, Betrayal and Terrorism

The Cuban-American vendetta produces a sobering and puzzling tale

Reg Whitaker

West Meets East

Reliving the Canada-Japan relationship

Bronwyn Best

Trying to Pass

A black Canadian as white during World War Two

Jack Kirchhoff

The Terror and Pity of Contact

Native-Jesuit relations under a brilliant fictional microscope

Stagnate or Innovate? That Is the Question

Our whole way of life depends on answering it correctly

David Crane

The Mystic versus the Politician

A new book explores the creative paradox of the mahatma

Charles Blattberg

Biology, Culture and Economics

A new evolutionary take on men and violence

Walter DeKeseredy