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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


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


Why do the poor support Ford and Trump?

Arthur Milner on why the poor vote for Donald Trump [Issue 39, 2016]
by Arthur Milner



A century after the Rising, Ireland is deadlocked

Garth Stevenson on the Irish impasse [Issue 39, 2016]
by Garth Stevenson


Kamel Daoud and his critics

Kamel Daoud on sexual violence in Cologne and accusations of Islamophobia [Issue 39, 2016]
by John Richards


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Harper’s way was fear and hatred

Reg Whitaker’s not so-fond goodbye to Stephen Harper [Issue 38, 2016]
by Reg Whitaker


Imperial Russia redux and the crisis of Ukraine

Garth Stevenson’s inaugural column: Russia and Ukraine [Issue 38, 2016]
by Garth Stevenson



Recovered memories need to be taken seriously

Carol McMullen’s appeal to take repressed memories seriously [Issue 38, 2016]
by Carol McMullen

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Greek tragedy – or farce?

Inroads listserv’s debate on Greece, Europe and austerity [Issue 38, 2016]
by Bob Chodos


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The horrors of war and the human condition

François Dupeyron’s very personal and haunting 2002 film The Officers’ Ward1 addresses the horrors of war and the damages that are inflicted on the human spirit. [Issue 35, 2014]
by Jeffrey Oberman


Secularism meets 
the Charter of Rights

With the victory of the Quebec Liberal Party, it is harder to make predictions. Kathleen Weil, the new Quebec Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion, has been vague about what the legislation will contain. [Issue 35, ...
by Gareth Morley



The elephant is among us

Figures show that fear of a referendum was 
the dominant factor in the Quebec election [Issue 35, 2014]
by Jean-Francois Lisee


This is high school

A Canadian play and a Palestinian film offer similar insights about war [Issue 35, 2014]
by Arthur Milner



How citizens became democratic consumers

In recent years, a number of journalists have published books on Canadian politics. Some are forgettable, some quite good, but one stands out from all the others. [Issue 35, 2014]
by Reg Whitaker


A learning experience for B.C.’s democracy

Another response to John Richards article from Inroads 32 “Tax policy by referendum” [From Inroads 33, 2013]
by Tom Syer



The militantly rational voters of B.C.

A response to John Richards' piece “Tax policy by referendum,” Inroads, Winter/Spring 2013" [From Inroads 33, 2013]
by Doug McArthur


Saving medicare for the next generation

A look at some of the politically controversial reforms that will probably be necessary to “save medicare.” [From Inroads 33, 2013]
by John Richards