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The Many Myths of Media Bias

By Stan Persky | 2019 September 20

Paul Starr reviews two recent books about the current state of contemporary media. All “fake news” or is the story more complicated?

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Once in Europa: What do the 2019 EU election results mean?

By Stan Persky | 2019 June 3

The rightwing populist tsunami didn’t happen; Greens blossom; Europe fragments, pro-EU majority maintained.

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Sonnet About Orpheus (Where)

By Stan Persky | 2019 May 20

Singing the Lord’s song in a strange land.

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Trump Prose Poem, a.k.a. Potus Takes a Snooze

By Stan Persky | 2019 April 14

POTUS takes a snooze.

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Guardians of the Truth? Notes on MSM

By Stan Persky | 2019 March 26

Stan Persky checks out the “guardians of the truth,” and puts in a good word for mainstream media (MSM). It’s “breaking news.”

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This Year’s Question

By Stan Persky | 2019 February 25

Can Democracy Work? asks James Miller. It’s not only this year’s question, it’s a question for the ages, from ancient Athens to the Trumpian present.

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Good Country for Old Men

By John Harris | 2019 February 5

Two senior Vancouver poets, George Bowering and George Stanley, do a book together. John Harris reads and reviews.

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Alexander Meiklejohn: Free Speech Theorist, Teacher, and Activist

By R. J. Rowan | 2019 January 31

Bob Rowan tells a free speech story about a too-little-known American philosopher, Alexander Meiklejohn.

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Old People’s Socialist League

By Sidney Australia | 2019 January 17

Old Socialists, Unite. You have nothing to lose but your walkers.

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In the Land of Oz

By Stan Persky | 2018 December 28

Amos Oz, 1939-2018. Reading “A Tale of Love and Darkness.”

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