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Issue 40 – Winter / Spring 2017

For most of this century, the question of Western intervention in the Middle East has been at the top of the international agenda. In Inroads 40, Dominic Cardy makes the case for intervention in Syria, while contributors to the Inroads listserv present arguments on both sides of this question. Through the lens of three books that come to different conclusions, Paul Delany looks at the war in Iraq. Also in this issue, Chris Green finds climate change thinking long on hope but short on real policies; Patrik Öhberg and Elin Naurin report on Sweden’s about-face on refugees; Patrick Webber calls for unity in the political centre to resist extremes of right and left; and Philip Resnick, in poetry, evokes the current malaise in Europe and the United States.

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A guidebook to the entire planet

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

 
 
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The Nobel committee lets in a bit of light

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

 

 
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The television crime drama goes global

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

 
 
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Poems for troubled times

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

 

 
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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
 

 
 
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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
 

 

 
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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
 

 
 
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The enduring Jack Kerouac

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

 

 
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Immigration: A tale of two countries revisited

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

 
 
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Ambition without means

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

 

 
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Can military intervention reduce casualties – or is it a fool’s errand?

Inroads listserv: Can the West reduce Syria’s mounting death toll, or is it a fool’s errand? [Issue 40, 2017]
by Bob Chodos
 

 
 
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Stay the course, scale down or get out?

Paul Delany: Get out, scale down or stay the course in Iraq? [Issue 40, 2017]
by Paul Delany
 

 

 
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Syria and liberal interventionism – II

Dominic Cardy: The West’s obligation to intervene in Syria [Issue 40, 2017]
by Dominic Cardy
 

 
 
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Political theatre, then and now

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

 

 
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Populist or dictator in the making?

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

 
 
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The deep culture of Canadian politics

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

 

 
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The last days of Weimar?

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

 
 
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The meaning of left and right

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