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Stephen Osborne says goodbye to Stephen Harper. more

Dispatches

DOXA 2014: 1971

Before wikileaks there was Media, Pennsylvania, a FBI office ransacked to expose illegal surveillance of ordinary people. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

Despite hardships and dangerous slums, Nicaragua maintains a sense of hope that draws back to the democratic days of the Sandinistas. more

Columns

The imperialist dream: generations of offspring and a machine gun in every window. more

FINDINGS

Linda Svendsen eviscerates the hypocritical nature of Canadian politics in Sussex Drive. more

Reviews

Laurie Lewis thinks back to her childhood in Canada, growing up amidst Communist paranoia in the 1940s in Little Comrades, reviewed by Patty Osborne. more

Reviews

Laurie Lewis remembers a childhood of RCMP interrogations, covert meetings with parents-in-hiding and lots and lots of pudding. more

FINDINGS

As Canadian leaders look to emulate Asian nations, our government fails to see that the tigers' fatal flaw is the absence of democracy. Or, maybe they do see. more

Columns

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Gregory Betts examines boycott culture in Canada through the lens of social media and produces a found poem of collected internet comments that records the world threatening to negate itself. more

POETRY

Jeramy Dodds rewrites the Canadian national anthem and points out that the only difference between hockey and heroin is that with hockey you shoot before you score. more

POETRY 3 Comments

If elected, punk rocker Joe Keithley promises to put YOU THE PEOPLE first!! more

Prose

Stephen Henighan compares the chaotic sprawl of "Third World" societies to the degradation of Canada's political, social and physical landscape. more

Essays 1 Comments

In this essay, Daniel Francis discusses how Gerda Munsinger—a woman with ties to the criminal underworld—shaped Canadian politics in the 1960s. more

Columns

Stephen Henighan exposes the errors, omissions and problems with the Conservative party's study guide for Canadian citizenship. more

Columns 18 Comments

Alberto Manguel examines a modern-day book burning and asks: how is this still happening? more

Columns

Former Iranian schoolteacher, Mehrar Arbab escaped execution, moved to Canada and now earns a living selling All Beef Smokies. more

Dispatches

The Bolshevists are coming! The Bolshevists are coming! Daniel Francis recounts Canada's close call with a revolution. more

Essays

Any award that is done by com­mit­tee is sus­pect in one way or another. more

Prose

Revolutions need popular heroes, and unpopular villains, and the Acadians of New Brunswick had both. more

Columns

One thing Canadians have learned from our armed incursion into Afghanistan is that we do not have a vocabulary for discussing war or warlike events. more

Columns

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