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Issue 32 Book Reviews

The Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, Quebec’s student movement and British Columbia’s referendum on sales taxes, among other events, have led to an explosion of ideas and arguments about democracy. Inroads 32 brings some of these ideas and arguments together. Henry Milner expresses concern that “social media politics,” as exemplified by the Quebec student movement, may be incompatible with representative democracy, while Judy Rebick argues that the innovations created by the Quebec students and Occupy Wall Street are deepening and broadening democracy. Irene Martín Cortés takes us inside a protest movement that has become a model for others throughout the Western world, Spain’s 15M. And John Richards warns of the dangers of determining tax policy by referendum.

 

 

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The questions that hard power advocates don’t ask

Andrew Nurse reviews "Canada’s National Security in the Post-9/11 World: Strategy, Interests, Threats" by David S. McDonough [From Inroads 32, 2013]
by Andrew Nurse
 

 
 
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Class, as seen from the right

Gareth Morley reviews Coming Apart: The State of White America 1960–2010 by Charles Murray. [From Inroads 32, 2013]
by Gareth Morley
 

 

 
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Are Muslims a threat?

Saunders demonstrates that Muslims are not going to become a majority of Europe’s population, and that most Muslim immigrants want to integrate with their new country of residence. [From Inroads 32, 2013]
by Garth Stevenson