Mel Watkins

LRC Contributor

Mel Watkins is a professor emeritus at the University of Toronto. McGill-Queen’s University Press recently published Staples and Beyond: Selected Writings of Mel Watkins, edited by Hugh Grant and David Wolfe. He remains a political activist, most recently as a member of the Maher Arar Support Committee.

Articles by Mel Watkins

  • Growing Up Communist (December 2004)
    A review of Red Diaper Baby: A Boyhood in the Age of McCarthyism, by James Laxer
  • The Past Reframes Itself (April 2007)
    A review of Auto Pact: Creating a Borderless North American Auto Industry, 1960–1971, by Dimitry Anastakis, and Dancing around the Elephant: Creating a Prosperous Canada in an Era of American Dominance, 1957–1973, by Bruce Muirhead