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Issue 23 Editorials and Rejoinders

Inroads 23 contains several reports from Africa. Robert Cohen describes South Africa 15 years after the end of apartheid as “a work in progress.” Dave Klassen and Rick Gamble bring readers inside the devastating and underreported war in northern Uganda, and remarkable efforts at reconciliation taking place there. Don Cayo visits sites of genocide in Rwanda, as well as in Cambodia and at Auschwitz, and asks what meaning can be drawn from these sites. Also in this issue, Linda Cardinal and Charles Castonguay explore the implications of the 2006 census for language policy, while Johanne Poirier offers a cautionary tale of divisions based on language from Belgium.

 

  

 

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Dr. Dion, or How I learned to stop worrying 
and love Minority Government

Minority governments have become standard fare, the result of an important change in Canada’s political makeup that has not received the attention it deserves. [From Inroads 23, 2008]
by Henry Milner
 

 
 
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Stephen Harper, Canadian

Though Stephen Harper is often portrayed as a radically conservative ideologue, his policies have been less dogmatic than most observers expected.[From Inroads 23, 2008]
by Neal Carter
 

 

 
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Scenes of hope and horror

An introduction by Bob Chodos and John Richards on the Africa Section of Issue 23. [From Inroads 23, 2008]
by Bob Chodos
 

 
 
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Language: how well are we doing?

An introduction by John Richards on the Language section of Issue 23 [From Inroads 23, 2008]
by John Richards
 

 

 
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The Prairie NDP’s uncertain future

John Richards introduces several articles on political change in the Prairies. [From Inroads 23, 2008]
by John Richards
 

 
 
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Politically correct and lovin’ it

Western democracy has embraced the idea that equality for everyone, especially marginalized groups and minorities, is key to democracy [From Inroads 23, 2008]
by Willa Marcus
 

 

 
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Polygamy, impunity and human rights

A column by Daphne Bramham based on her book: 
The Secret Lives of Saints: 
Child Brides and Lost Boys in Canada’s Polygamous Mormon Sect. [From Inroads 23, 2008]
by Daphne Bramham
 

 
 
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The return of God 
– and what to do about it

Who would have thought that the new millennium would begin with jihads, holy wars, fatwas, inquisitions and slaughter of the innocents in the name of God? [From Inroads 23, 2008]
by Reg Whitaker
 

 

 
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Trust on a street corner, 
approaching midnight

What is remarkable about successful societies is that non-naive residents expect transactions involving strangers and casual acquaintances to be, in the main, happily resolved. [From Inroads 23, 2008]
by Finn Poschmann
 

 
 
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Did the Israel lobby kill Rachel Corrie?

My Name is Rachel Corrie was programmed by three major North American theatres and all were canceled. [From Inroads 23, 2008]
by Arthur Milner