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Carbon Copy

In equal balance justly weighed

Slouching toward Democracy

Where have all the wise men gone?

By Populist Demand

When urban and rural voters went separate ways

An Impossible Dream

Imagining a “new and better New York” on Nova Scotia’s rocky coast.

Robert MacNeil

Robert MacNeil, raised in Nova Scotia, spent 40 years in journalism, lastly with the MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour on PBS. Among other books, he has written three novels and three memoirs, the most recent being Looking for My Country, Finding Myself in America (Harcourt, 2003). He lives in New York and has a summer home near Shelburne.