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The Path of Poetic Resistance

To disarm Canada and its canon

Are Interests Really Value-Free?

A salvo from the “realist” school of Canadian foreign relations

Going It Alone

The marvellous, single-minded, doggedly strange passion of citizen scientists

Back Issues

September 2016

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Colony of Requited Dreams

China in Africa, and the making of the next outsourcing hub.

Richard Poplak

Welcome to the Machine

The surprising political and cultural legacy of the photocopier

Alison Lang

Dept. of Misinformation

Daniel Levitan’s survival manual for the post-factual era

John Cruickshank

Lost in Syria

Deborah Campbell’s search for her one-time fixer, and friend.

Juliet O'Neill

The Orient Express

Alexandre Trudeau’s whirlwind, and sometimes cliché-rich, tour of China.

Patrick Brown

What George Did

Zoe Whittall on rape culture as seen from the inner circle of the accused

Adele Barclay

Lives of the Poet

The reclusive Elizabeth Bishop reveals herself in her work

Bardia Sinaee

Blue Notes

In true tone deafness, an answer to why we sing.

Emma Hooper

Reasonable Doubts

The gap between religious rights and the rights of the rest.

Suanne Kelman

Adventures of a political gun-for-hire

Canada’s David Axelrod tells tales from his 50-odd campaigns.

Robin V. Sears

A Defence of Dying

A secularist takes comfort in mortality

André Forget

Last Words

Ellen Seligman’s editing was a kind of alchemy—to the end, says the author of the Giller nominated By Gaslight, the last book she edited.

Steven Price