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We call it “the Canadian journal of opinion.” Given that few Canadians have ever seen Inroads, let alone read it, this is presumptuous. More honestly, we should call it “Canada’s earnest journal of opinion.” Inroads writers don’t display much humour or insouciant wit. Nor do they have titillating political gossip to pass along. Sometimes they use irony, particularly in the listserv exchanges. What they are really good at is generating earnest opinions. For example:

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