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Our Violent National Game

The great hockey debate continues

Pax Atlantica

NATO’s long-lasting relevance

A Simple, Difficult Lesson in Thai

Peter Dale Scott is a former Canadian diplomat and professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley. His poetry includes the trilogy Seculum: Coming to Jakarta (1988), Listening to the Candle (1992) and Minding the Darkness (2000), and also Murmur of the Stars (1994). His new book of poems, Mosaic Orpheus, will appear from McGill-Queen’s University Press in 2009. His website is In 2002, he received the Lannan Poetry Award.