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Steve Bannon, Trump’s incoherent ideologue

Preview: Summer/Fall 2017 issue - Ronald Beiner writes about Steve Bannon, Trump's incoherent ideologue
by Ronald Beiner


The enduring Jack Kerouac

Bob Chodos looks at newly published work by Jack Kerouac [Issue 40, 2017]
by Bob Chodos



A guidebook to the entire planet

Dominic Cardy explores Francis Fukuyama’s guide to the entire planet [Issue 40, 2017]
by Dominic Cardy


The Nobel committee lets in a bit of light

Arthur Milner celebrates Nobel laureate Bob Dylan [Issue 40, 2017]
by Arthur Milner



The television crime drama goes global

Jeffrey Oberman: A distinctly American genre flurishes outside the United States [Issue 40, 2017]
by Jeffrey Oberman


Poems for troubled times

Philip Resnick’s poems for troubled times [Issue 40, 2017]
by Philip Resnick



The strange tale of Canada’s Israeli lobby

Reg Whitaker: Why isn’t the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement open to debate? [Issue 40, 2017]
by Reg Whitaker


Will Bangladesh go the way of Pakistan?

John Richards: Little cause for optimism as Bangladesh follows Pakistan’s lead [Issue 40, 2017]
by John Richards



Standing up to Trump, Le Pen and Putin

Patrick Webber calls for unity in the centre to resist the illiberal left and right [Issue 40, 2017]
by Patrick Webber


Political theatre, then and now

Arthur Milner on political theatre in Canada [Issue 40, 2017]
by Arthur Milner



Populist or dictator in the making?

Garth Stevenson on the Philippines’ populist, and possibly dictatorial, president [Issue 40, 2017]
by Garth Stevenson


The deep culture of Canadian politics

Gad Horowitz traces the 50-year history of the “red tory meme” [Issue 40, 2017]
by Gad Horowitz



The last days of Weimar?

Reg Whitaker on the erosion of trust and civility in the United States [Issue 40, 2017]
by Reg Whitaker

Political parties on a crossroads sign featuring Democrat and Republican

The meaning of left and right

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



Trials of a role model

Patrik Öhberg and Elin Naurin on the retrenchment of a “humanitarian superpower” [Issue 40, 2017]
by Patrik Öhberg


Integration of immigrants: A tool against terror

Julia Smith on Canada’s programs to integrate immigrants [Issue 40, 2017]
by Julia Smith



Immigration: A tale of two countries revisited

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


Ambition without means

Chris Green finds the Paris climate agreement long on hope, short on realism [Issue 40, 2017]
by Chris Green