Brian Fawcett (1944-2022) is a founding co-editor of dooneyscafe.com. He's the author of many books, including "Cambodia: A book for people who find television too slow" (1986), "Gender Wars" (1994), "Virtual Clearcut, or The Way Things Are in My Hometown" (2003), "Local Matters: A Defence of Dooney's Cafe and other Non-Globalized People, Places, and Ideas" (2003) and "Human Happiness" (2011).
Local Investment, Local Knowledge, and the Way Ideas are Imagined
Brian Fawcett goes home to Prince George to award the “John Harris Prize,” and makes a speech about what happened to the profits and prophets of the region.Read More
Is the Far-Right Right?
We know David Solway is right wing. But is he actually right about any of it? Brian Fawcett investigates….Read More
Some Moral Hysteria
Brian Fawcett on the media stampede surrounding Jian Gomeshi and Bill Cosby.Read More
Jim Flaherty’s State Funeral
Brian Fawcett isn’t convinced there should have been a State Funeral for former Harper Government Finance Minister Jim FlahertyRead More
Toronto after the Ice Storm: A Personal Report
Brian Fawcett, in the cold after Toronto’s ice storm, has some things to say, and some questions for the City of Toronto and its electrical ultility.Read More
David Gilmour Steps in it. Or Maybe Everyone Else Has.
Brian Fawcett doesn’t find David Gilmour’s disinterest in teaching women writers criminal. What bothers him is the hysterical response to it.Read More
Children of the Daze
Brian Fawcett posts a review of Eduardo Galeano’s new book. He has some misgivings about it…Read More
Brian Fawcett offers a review of George Bowering’s PinboyRead More
What’s Wrong with Rosalind?
Brian Fawcett can see a few things wrong with Sue Swan’s attempt to create another writing prize…Read More
RIP Paul Fussell 1924-2012
The celebrity obit page in the Globe and Mail for June 4, 2012 has two entries. At the bottom, a four inch obit for Paul Fussell, who died May 23 at age 88. Fussell was a man who wrote two and maybe three great books during his life. One, The Great War and Modern Memory,…Read More