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Monthly Archives: February 2004
Two years ago historian Jack Granatstein produced the sort of book that should cap a scholarly career. Canada’s Army was a stunning overview of its subject, comprehensive without being dense. Exactly what you’d want from an engaged scholar. His new … Continue reading
What ever happened to soft power? Its advocates seem to be flourishing professionally. But what have they to say about the affairs of the day, such as nuclear proliferation or Haiti?
On nuclear proliferation, we all know now that the Americans, … Continue reading
In ancient Japan they had a highly ritualized form of theatre called Noh, in which actors in masks enacted standard story lines using stylized dialogue. In the first act an aspiring politician would come on stage in a smiley mask … Continue reading
If it’s business as usual with the ad sponsorship scandal, it won’t be business as usual. It will be very bad news. For all of us.
A news story in yesterday’s Citizen said the fate of Paul Martin’s government “hinges on … Continue reading