We promised ourselves that we would not allow ourselves to be distracted by the trial of Canadian Senator Mike Duffy, charged with one count each of fraud and breach of trust related to his residency expenses; nine counts of fraud and nine counts of breach of trust for expenses... [Read more...]Letter from Berlin: Syriza and the Minotaur by Stan Persky
Berlin — The Talking Heads of Europe have spent the end of an uneasy winter trying to solve the insoluble problems of bailouts and war on the Continent. No, I’m not talking about David Byrne’s old Talking Heads rock band of the 1980s belting out “Take... [Read more...]Two Principles of Free Speech by John Dixon
Late in life, in a kind of biographical postscript, Freud described himself as returning to philosophical puzzles that had caught and held his attention when he “was a youth, scarcely old enough for thinking.” Now that I am old, scarcely young enough for the rigors of long-form... [Read more...]
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John Dixon on free speech.Bob & Doug McKenzie on Niqabs
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We know David Solway is right wing. But is he actually right about any of it? Brian Fawcett investigates….Read all articles
Newest ReviewsIt’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No! It’s an Ex-Superhero Actor Looking for Artistic Redemption!
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On the tenth annivarsary of her death, Daniel Schreiber’s biography revisits the life of Susan Sontag.Love in Venice
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It’s Oscar time. Stan Persky goes to the movies and sees Oscar Isaac in a grim folk song film by the Coen brothers.Read all reviews