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Editorials and Rejoinders

 
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The meaning of left and right

An introduction by Henry Milner on Issue 40's Political Alignments section. [Issue 40, 2017]
by Henry Milner
 

 
 
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Immigration: A tale of two countries revisited

An introduction to Issue 40's Immigration section by Henry Milner [Issue 40, 2017]
by Henry Milner
 

 

 
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Can military intervention reduce casualties – or is it a fool’s errand?

Inroads listserv: Can the West reduce Syria’s mounting death toll, or is it a fool’s errand? [Issue 40, 2017]
by Bob Chodos
 

 
 
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The centre cannot hold

Brexit, immigration and the fate of the European Union - An introduction by John Richards [Issue 39, 2016]
by John Richards
 

 

 
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Kamel Daoud and his critics

Kamel Daoud on sexual violence in Cologne and accusations of Islamophobia [Issue 39, 2016]
by John Richards
 

 
 
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Recovered memories need to be taken seriously

Carol McMullen’s appeal to take repressed memories seriously [Issue 38, 2016]
by Carol McMullen
 

 

 
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The false hope of direct democracy

Jason Lacharite: Referendums don’t enhance democracy [Issue 37, 2015]
by Jason Lacharite
 

 
 
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Responding to the Paris attacks

Inroads listserv: What is to be done about religious extremism? [Issue 37, 2015]
by Bob Chodos
 

 

 
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Europe: Beset by extremes

Henry Milner and Dominic Cardy: Europe and the democratic recession [Issue 37, 2015]
by Henry Milner
 

 
 
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Basic income will be fairer and cheaper: A reply to Jonathan Rhys Kesselman

A reply to “A Dubious Antipoverty Strategy” (Winter/Spring 2014, pp. 33–43) [Issue 36, 2015]
by Richard Pereira
 

 

 
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Richard Pereira’s proposal lacks political realism

Jonathan Rhys Kesselman on guaranteed income schemes [Issues 36, 2015]
by Jonathan Rhys Kesselman
 

 
 
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The Senators and the Elephant

AN INTRODUCTION BY BOB CHODOS ON THE SENATE SECTION OF ISSUE 34 [Issue 34, 2013]
by Bob Chodos
 

 

 
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It’s not just about neoliberal ideas

A response to John Richards' review of Inequality and the Fading of Redistributive Politics [Issue 35, 2014]
by Keith Banting
 

 
 
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The horrors of war and the human condition

François Dupeyron’s very personal and haunting 2002 film The Officers’ Ward1 addresses the horrors of war and the damages that are inflicted on the human spirit. [Issue 35, 2014]
by Jeffrey Oberman
 

 

 
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In the trenches

A century later, the First World War remains embedded in our imaginations [Issue 35, 2014]
by Bob Chodos
 

 
 
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Secularism meets 
the Charter of Rights

With the victory of the Quebec Liberal Party, it is harder to make predictions. Kathleen Weil, the new Quebec Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion, has been vague about what the legislation will contain. [Issue 35, ...
by Gareth Morley
 

 

 
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The elephant is among us

Figures show that fear of a referendum was 
the dominant factor in the Quebec election [Issue 35, 2014]
by Jean-Francois Lisee
 

 
 
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Montreal slips away from the PQ

An often overlooked dimension of the 2014 Quebec election is that of metropolis versus hinterland. [Issue 35, 2014]
by Eric Hamovitch