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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).

Orlando: Notes on a Massacre

By Stan Persky / 2016 July 6
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Reading Orlando. Grieving Orlando.

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Mein Trumpf, Brexit, and Europe’s Rising Right: Letter from Berlin

By Stan Persky / 2016 June 28
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Austrian elections, British referenda, and The Donald — we’re contemplating almost everything.

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National Anthem: True Patriot Fondness

By Stan Persky / 2016 June 10
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There, there, now that didn’t hurt so much, did it? Last week (or was it the week before? the hazy, lazy parliamentary summer is upon us), the Canadian House of Commons voted 219-79, during second reading, for a bill that would change two words in the country’s national anthem, “O, Canada,” to make it gender…

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Twitter Storm Spatters Elderly Writers Talese and Trillin

By Stan Persky / 2016 April 13
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Veteran writers Gay Talese and Calvin Trillin come under digital fire. The Old People’s Review of Books rushes to their defense.

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Letter from Berlin: The Refugee Referendum

By Stan Persky / 2016 March 18
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In Germany, voters go to the polls to assess Angela Merkel’s refugee policy.

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Women I Read: International Women’s Day 2016

By Stan Persky / 2016 March 8
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An IWD game: who would be on your list?

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Keeping the Peace: A Site C Memoir

By Stan Persky / 2016 March 2
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A Site C dam memoir.

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Letter from Berlin: What Did You Do in the Cold War, Daddy?

By Stan Persky / 2016 February 29
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Eyes on the Spies. Revisiting the Cold War with Steven Spielberg and John le Carre.

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Ghomeshi’s Day in Court

By Stan Persky / 2016 February 15
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Former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi had his day in court. Here’s what happened.

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Forever Old

By Stan Persky / 2016 February 7
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It’s Oscar season. Paolo Sorrentino’s “Youth” isn’t nominated for Best Picture, but it’s as interesting as anything else on view.

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