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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

October 2018

Sébastien Thibault Based in Matane, Quebec, Sébastien Thibault creates illustration that provides sharp political commentary on topics that are relevant today. He uses graphic shapes, simplified form, and intense colour to create symbolic images for publications like the New York Times, L’actualité, and the Guardian.

The Cult of Personal Autonomy

The triumph of identity in politics, and everywhere else

Christopher Dummitt

How We Remember Leonard Cohen

Memorializing the artist who resists enshrinement

José Teodoro

The Truth of Canada’s Failure in Afghanistan

Geopolitical condescension and the Forever War

Chris Alexander

The Foreign-Baby Baby Problem

A lesson on citizenship from contemporary Japan, and 1860s America

Andy Lamey

On looking, and love

Did captivity save the killer whale?

Nancy Macdonald

A Boy Meets the World

Esi Edugyan's epic, and art from human bondage

Patrick Lohier

Looking Out for Number One

The unmentionable void in modern city planning

Brian Bethune

A More Sentimental Man

Michael Ondaatje’s late style

Moez Surani

A Novel Bursts to Life

The quiet brilliance of Helen Humphreys

Donna Bailey Nurse

‘The sly and cunning masquerade’

A brief history of literary fakes

Dennis Duffy

“A Siege of Reading”

Is politics diminishing a burgeoning literature of the Middle East?

Nora Parr