The Column

For Those looking for our Olga Tokarczuk Post on the Corona Virus

By Brian Fawcett | 2020 April 18

A few days ago, Merrily Weisbord sent me a piece written by Olga Tokarczuk about the Covid-19 crisis currently sweeping the world. A friend of Merrily’s, Jerzy Przytyk, had translated the piece using Google’s notoriously mechanical translation program.  What Tokarczuk had to say in the piece was interesting because she is Olga Tokarczuk, the author…

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MeMeMe! … and It

By Stan Persky | 2018 October 20

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

The message from John McCain’s funeral.

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Ageing G-r-r-acefully

By Stan Persky | 2018 May 18

I’m mad as hell and…

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Words Falling on Disabled Ears

By Stan Persky | 2018 May 3

Trump is deciding whether to pull out of the Iran deal. French president Emmanuel Macron had some friendly advice.

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

By Stan Persky | 2018 February 15

Some mornings, we sit by the waters of Babylon and scroll down.

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Vancouver: I’m Not Proud of This

By Stan Persky | 2017 December 11

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

Straight from the front lines of Facebook to your ear (and God’s, and the CIA’s).

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Trump’s Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

By Stan Persky | 2017 September 6

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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Omar Khadr: Window on the Canadian Soul

By Daniel Gawthrop | 2017 July 11

Thinking through the controversy over a child soldier.

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