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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

September 2009

Did the Banks Go Crazy?

Whatever economists might think, rationality and efficiency don’t always go together

Joseph Heath

A Loaded Anniversary

Books and pundits tackle the Plains of Abraham, but do they go far enough?

Jack Mitchell

No Problem Here

Munro's latest continues, extends, returns, surprises

Robert Thacker

A Dying Breed

Some journalists teeter between recklessness and bravery in their hunt for the story

Jeffrey Dvorkin

Benefits of Empire

Colonial history determines the success (or bloody failure) of today’s post-colonial states.

Colin Robertson

American Dreams?

A gleeful exploration of Muslim pop world-wide.

Rahat Kurd

Paquet’s Labyrinth

A provocative thinker frustrates as much as he illuminates

Patrice Dutil

Book-Ending Canada's 20th Century

Profiles of two major writers help us define this place.

Antanas Sileika

Tale of a Tortoise

Slow and steady wisdom aids an eccentric young woman.

Esi Edugyan

Halfway There

A commentary on Canada’s political discontents proves insufficiently bold.

Les Horswill

African Reformation

One country’s religious revival has implications far beyond its borders.

Ian Ritchie

Unsung Hero

A gifted diplomat and teacher gets his due.

Fen Osler Hampson

Another City

Two recent books offer nostalgic glimpses of Toronto’s cultural past.

Mark Lovewell