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Issue 26 Book Reviews

Two major sections in Inroads 26 represent two sides of Inroads’ mandate. A section on economic inequality, featuring articles by Pierre Fortin on how Quebec has created a more egalitarian society and by John Myles on the relationship between growing inequality and changes in family structure, is thoroughly grounded in analysis of hard data. However, questions touching on the accommodation of cultural differences are less subject to this sort of analysis, and the second section, a debate on Quebec’s controversial Ethics and Religious Culture course, focuses more on philosophical issues. Gary Caldwell, a leading critic of the ERC course, and Georges Leroux, one of the thinkers whose ideas helped shape the course, square off.




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Canada on the world stage

Dominic Cardy reviews Kim Echlin's The Disappeared and Wars, Guns, and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places by Paul Collier [From Inroads 26, 2010]
by Dominic Cardy


A likeable campaign pamphlet 
– and a bit more

Reg Whitaker reviews Michael Ignatieff, True Patriot Love: Four Generations in Search of Canada. [From Inroads 26, 2010]
by Reg Whitaker



Lord Stern’s stern deal

Marvin Shaffer reviews Nicholas Stern, The Global Deal: Climate Change and the Creation of a New Era of Progress and Prosperity. [From Inroads 26, 2010]
by Marvin Shaffer

London Central Mosque (Regents Park Mosque) England, UK, at sunset

Dissident Muslims, dissonant times

Meena Sharify-Funk reviews Irshad Manji's The Trouble with Islam Today ... and Their Jihad ... Not My Jihad!.... by Raheel Raza [From Inroads 26, 2010]
by Meena Sharify-Funk



Clash of civilizations in Europe

Ian Malcolm reviews Christopher Caldwell's Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam, and the West [From Inroads 26, 2010]
by Ian Malcolm