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Issue 39 Book Reviews

IIn recent months, the loudest political voices in Europe and the United States have been those of populists, both left and right. In Inroads 39, Patrick Webber analyzes the growth of “parochial populism” and its challenge to the cosmopolitan consensus that had prevailed since the end of the Cold War. Against the background of the “Brexit” referendum, Eric Shaw looks at the destabilizing impact of the issue of immigration in Britain. Two other articles offer authoritative, thoroughly researched but accessible analyses of important issues: Josh Gordon examines the role of foreign and especially Chinese investment in inflating Vancouver’s housing bubble, and John Graham proposes a strategy to allow First Nations to benefit from the opportunities presented by major natural resource projects.

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Untangling the relationship between religion and violence

Bob Chodos looks at a creative approach to the problem of religious violence [Issue 39, 2016]
by Bob Chodos


A deep and enduring split within liberalism

Gareth Morley examines Jacob Levy’s distinction between “rationalist” and “pluralist” liberalism [Issue 39, 2016]
by Gareth Morley



Robert Putnam’s tale of two Americas

Mark Pancer fids Robert Putnam’s tale of “two Americas” compelling [Issue 39, 2016]
by Mark Pancer


The Liberal Party: Five lives and counting

Reg Whitaker traces the historical context for the new Liberal government [Issue 39, 2016]
by Reg Whitaker



Almost perfect people or uncool nerds?

Henry Milner is amused but unconvinced by Michael Booth’s account of the “almost nearly perfect” Scandinavians [Issue 39, 2016]
by Henry Milner


Terrorism and civil liberties, by the numbers

Eric Hamovitch delves into Jack Jedwab’s numbers on terrorism and identity [Issue 39, 2016]
by Eric Hamovitch