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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).

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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2017: Last Year’s Reading

By Stan Persky / 2018 January 1
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Longer than a tweet, faster than a Fox News lie, here are some of the books of the year — read, re-read, and not-so-red in the Age of Trumpty-Dumpty.

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Vancouver: I’m Not Proud of This

By Stan Persky / 2017 December 11
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The Vancouver Pride Society wants to ban uniformed police from the annual Pride parade. Is this something we should take pride in?

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Berlin notebook: Antifa, “Fascists,” and the Real Thing in the Streets of Warsaw

By Stan Persky / 2017 November 13
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Straight from the front lines of Facebook to your ear (and God’s, and the CIA’s).

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The Ins and Outs of the Labyrinth

By Stan Persky / 2017 October 24
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It’s a flash-mob Greek tragedy. Stan Persky reviews “Adults in the Room,” the political memoir that tells you almost everything you need to know about the EU.

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Our Intrepid Reporter

By Stan Persky / 2017 October 15
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Martha Gellhorn’s journalistic beat covered the globe. Today, there’s more reason than ever to read her dispatches from the front.

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