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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?

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.