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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).

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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Senator Corker, Bob (R – Tenn.)

By Stan Persky / 2017 October 10
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Since Trumpty-Dumpty is moving at a pace far-too-fast for mere mortal Dooney’s journalists to keep up with, our friends at BBC are asking us to share this dispatch from the front lines with you.   Four ways Bob Corker skewered Donald Trump Anthony Zurcher North America reporter @awzurcheron Twitter   On Sunday morning, Donald Trump went off…

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Letter from Berlin: “Mutti” Merkel in the Middle

By Stan Persky / 2017 September 29
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German chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term, the Far Right won seats in Parliament for the first time since Hitler. Dooney’s is on-site to read the tea-leaves.

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Trump’s Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

By Stan Persky / 2017 September 6
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The end of the world used to include Death, War, Famine and Pestilence. The 2017 edition features Climate Change, Civil War, Nuclear Armageddon, and Trump. And don’t forget the Pink Lady.What’s a Dreamer to do?

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John Asbhbery (1927-2017)

By Stan Persky / 2017 September 4
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John Ashbbery.

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Monday Monday: Keeping Up with the Trumps

By Stan Persky / 2017 August 5
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It’s a brand new week. What’s the tweeter-in-chief gonna do today? Keeping up with the Trumps is exhausting.

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Larry Fagin and Prose Poems

By Stan Persky / 2017 May 28
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Larry Fagin (1937-2017) thought that a lot of life was “off-the-cuff” and that “prose poems” were one way of conveying that insight.

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Desperately Seeking Readers

By Stan Persky / 2017 April 28
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Reading is in big trouble, says critic Alex Good. CanLit, he adds, may be in even bigger trouble.

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Letter from Europe: The Little Dutch Boy

By Stan Persky / 2017 March 23
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He stuck his finger in the leaky dike. Did it stop the floodwaters of right-wing populism washing over Europe?

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