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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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Lunacy in Lotusland

Josh Gordon: Chinese investors are driving the housing bubble and politicians are avoiding the consequences [Issue 39, 2016]
by Josh Gordon
 

 
 
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The politics of the raised drawbridge

Patrick Webber on the parochial populists, left and right [Issue 39, 2016]
by Patrick Webber
 

 

 
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Why do the poor support Ford and Trump?

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

 
 
Martin Shkreli, former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals LLC, is sworn in to testify at a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing on "Developments in the Prescription Drug Market Oversight" on Capitol Hill in Washington February 4, 2016. Shkreli invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and declined to answer questions on Thursday from U.S. lawmakers interested in why the company raised the price of a lifesaving medicine by 5,000 percent.  REUTERS/Joshua Roberts TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX25HGY

Heroes of the new Gilded Age: Good, Bad or Ugly?

Reg Whitaker on our new Gilded Age [Issue 39, 2016]
by Reg Whitaker
 

 

 
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The niqab time bomb

Bob Chodos: What the niqab time bomb did – and didn’t do [Issue 38, 2016]
by Bob Chodos
 

 
 
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Dying later, dying differently, dying when we want

Arthur Milner: When the time comes, I would like to get help dying [Issue 37, 2015]
by Arthur Milner
 

 

 
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Malaria’s stubborn persistence

Don Cayo looks at the global effort to control two very different diseases [Issue 36, 2015]
by Don Cayo
 

 
 
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The serial killer who never was

Patrik Öhberg reviews two books on Sweden’s pseudo–serial killer [Issue 36, 2015]
by Patrik Öhberg
 

 

 
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How tax became a four-letter word

John Myles looks at Tax is Not a Four-Letter Word: A Different Take on Taxes in Canada. [Issue 35, 2014]
by John Myles
 

 
 
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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
 

 

 
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In the trenches

A century later, the First World War remains embedded in our imaginations [Issue 35, 2014]
by Bob Chodos
 

 
 
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The total pain of dying

Is euthanasia a form of medical care? [Issue 35, 2014]
by Louisa Blair
 

 

 
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This is high school

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

 
 
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Opening the state’s hand to the poor

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE POVERTY FEATURE SECTION OF ISSUE 34 BY JOHN RICHARDS [Issue 34, 2013]
by John Richards
 

 

 
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How the CRTC lost the internet TV war

Jeffrey Oberman explains how the internet has doomed the CRTC’s policy of limiting access to non-Canadian content on TV. [Issue 34, 2013]
by Jeffrey Oberman
 

 
 
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W(h)ither feminism?

Susan Altschul reviews two recent books promoting the advancement of women in the business world as an occasion to reflect on 50 years of women’s attempts to “have it all.” [Issue 34, 2013]
by Susan Altschul