The Column

Letter from Berlin: Secret Germany

By Stan Persky | 2010 February 18

It’s icy in Berlin. A good time to get a grip on Germany’s slippery past.

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Saving Haiti

By Brian Fawcett | 2010 January 29

Brian Fawcett tries to reassert perspective in the face of the earthquake in Haiti.

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What Good Are Books?

By Stan Persky | 2010 January 3

Rick Salutin thinks we could do with a lot less book-reading.

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Missing the Point about Abdulmutallab

By Gordon Lockheed | 2009 December 31

Failed terrorism and the end of airline passenger docility.

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A Florida Christmas Story

By John Harris | 2009 December 24

In the spirit of this Yuletide, John Harris posts a retelling of what Good King Wenceslas really did upon the Feast of Stephen–according to a now Florida-based neo-Capitalist culture hero of yore. Merry Christmas, all!

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Vancouver Before the Olympics

By Brian Fawcett | 2009 December 15

Brian Fawcett has a look at the upcoming Vancouver Winter Olympics, and Vancouver’s anxiety levels over them.

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Unkindest of the Kind: No-Euthanasia Policies and Other Kinds of Madness

By Wally Hourback | 2009 November 27

Wally Hourback has some not-quite kind words for Tim Trow and the animal rights activists who were arrested for animal cruelty at the Toronto Humane Society..

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Is Mark Kingwell Getting Dumber?

By Stan Persky | 2009 May 31

A “modest proposal” by philosophy professor Mark Kingwell is too clever by half.

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Letter from Berlin: Hope Springs… Momentarily

By Stan Persky | 2009 April 5

In “Old Europe,” Obama stirs up hope… for the moment.

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Not Dead Yet

By Max Fawcett | 2009 March 23

Why we shouldn’t be so quick to eulogize the daily newspaper.

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