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We insist The Devil whispers horrible things in our ear and inspires our worst deeds. more

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"The hemispheric context reveals the roots of the residential school system...Destroying Indigenous cultures was a positivist policy from Patagonia to Dawson City." more

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While status registration under the Indian Act is a construct, claiming status identity is an important factor in Indigenous identity and cultural transmission. more

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Anti-communism, retired by most Western governments, receives monumental status in Canada more

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Mary Schendlinger challenges a review of a biography of Blanche Knopf, the underrecognized co-founder of Alfred A. Knopf Inc. more

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Stephen Henighan discusses the crude first steps to finding a new way to talk about racial reality. more

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Kafka’s writing allows us intuitions and half-dreams but never total comprehension. more

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The craft of untruth has been perfected. more

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Romantic notions that equate Indigenous peoples with nature are not going to cut it. more

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Rob Kovitz compiles the pressing questions of the day—"How are they gonna beat ISIS?" And, "On Twitter, who cares?" more

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Like most advice given to writers, the injunction to “write what you know” is misleading. more

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Begging the question of what can be defined as “form.” more

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The crowds learned that they could not act effectively in the present without confronting the past, specifically the historical treatment of indigenous people. more

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On the screen, only the image—not the word—can become the world. more

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Donald Creighton was a bigot and a curmudgeon, a cranky Tory with a chip on his shoulder. He was also the country’s leading historian, who changed the way that Canadians told their own story. more

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The novelist can often better define reality than the historian. more

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Lacking in drama and embarrassingly undemocratic, Canada’s origins owe a lot to old-fashioned politics and not much to European battles or transcontinental railways. more

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The idea of Europe is incarnated nowhere as much as in St. Petersburg—Stephen Henighan on Europe's greatest city. more

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"Authenticity is the essential quality of all travel literature, imaginary or real." more

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"Resistance to wars is as much a Canadian tradition as fighting them." Daniel Francis discusses alternative histories, anti-draft demonstrations and the divisive nature of war. more

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