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From the archives

Liberal Interpretations

Making sense of Justin Trudeau and his party

Clock Watching

The nuclear threat lingers still

Spending Power

Can compassion and efficiency be combined in the use of public funds?

Bad-Guy History

Two new books reflect our ambivalence about our own imperial past.

Mark F. Proudman

The American Empire and the Fourth World: The Bowl with One Spoon, Part One

Anthony J. Hall

McGill-Queen's University Press

683 pages, hardcover

ISBN: 0773523324

The Great Land Rush and the Making of the Modern World, 1650-1900

John C. Weaver

McGill-Queen's University Press

497 pages, hardcover

ISBN: 0773525270

Mark F. Proudman works in Ottawa. He holds a doctorate in imperial history from Oxford University.