Monday, December 17, 2018

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Stan Persky taught philosophy at Capilano University in N. Vancouver, B.C. He received the 2010 B.C. Lieutenant-Governor's Award for Literary Excellence. His most recent books are Reading the 21st Century: Books of the Decade, 2000-2009 (McGill-Queen's, 2011), Post-Communist Stories: About Cities, Politics, Desires (Cormorant, 2014), and Letter from Berlin: Essays 2015-2016 (Dooney's, 2017).

MeMeMe! … and It

By Stan Persky / 2018 October 20
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Stan Persky tries to get through the day… a day all about, well, Stan Persky.

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McCain’s Meme

By Stan Persky / 2018 September 2
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The message from John McCain’s funeral.

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Dear Old Golden Rule Days

By Stan Persky / 2018 August 11
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Sheldon Goldfarb’s history of student life at UBC takes us back to school.

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Philip Roth (1933-2018): Indelible

By Stan Persky / 2018 May 23
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Remembering Philip Roth and his indelible novel, “The Human Stain.”

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Ageing G-r-r-acefully

By Stan Persky / 2018 May 18
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I’m mad as hell and…

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Words Falling on Disabled Ears

By Stan Persky / 2018 May 3
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Trump is deciding whether to pull out of the Iran deal. French president Emmanuel Macron had some friendly advice.

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Ashes and Embers

By Stan Persky / 2018 April 14
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Taking a second look at Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury.”

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Monday, Monday in Europe… You Gave Me No Warning

By Stan Persky / 2018 March 8
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In Italy, La Dolce Vita turns sour; in Germany, “stability” is still in fashion; in Switzerland, yodel-oh.

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Letter from Europe: Worst-Case Scenarios

By Stan Persky / 2018 February 20
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The Grand Tour is more precarious than it used to be.

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I Read the News Today, Oh Boy (Part MMXVIII)

By Stan Persky / 2018 February 15
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Some mornings, we sit by the waters of Babylon and scroll down.

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