Paul Starr reviews two recent books about the current state of contemporary media. All “fake news” or is the story more complicated?
To understand what’s happening in Hong Kong, you have to understand the Chinese Communist Party. Ian Johnson on “China’s Black Weekend.”
The rightwing populist tsunami didn’t happen; Greens blossom; Europe fragments, pro-EU majority maintained.
Recent Articles and Reviews:
Singing the Lord’s song in a strange land.
POTUS takes a snooze.
Stan Persky checks out the “guardians of the truth,” and puts in a good word for mainstream media (MSM). It’s “breaking news.”
Can Democracy Work? asks James Miller. It’s not only this year’s question, it’s a question for the ages, from ancient Athens to the Trumpian present.
Two senior Vancouver poets, George Bowering and George Stanley, do a book together. John Harris reads and reviews.
Bob Rowan tells a free speech story about a too-little-known American philosopher, Alexander Meiklejohn.
Old Socialists, Unite. You have nothing to lose but your walkers.
Amos Oz, 1939-2018. Reading “A Tale of Love and Darkness.”
David Shields thinks Trump is missing an “inner life.” Brian Fawcett checks.
Stan Persky tries to get through the day… a day all about, well, Stan Persky.
The message from John McCain’s funeral.
Sheldon Goldfarb’s history of student life at UBC takes us back to school.
Brian Fawcett reads the jacket copy of a science fiction novel