Trump’s Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

September 6, 2017 by  
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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?

Omar Khadr: Window on the Canadian Soul

July 11, 2017 by  
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Thinking through the controversy over a child soldier.

Report from the Writers’ Union, or, Why Should Not Old Men and Women Be Mad?

June 8, 2017 by  
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Brian Fawcett attends the AGM of the Writers’ Union of Canada, encounters several revolutions in the making, along with a Manifesto written by writers who are clinically insane or pathologically angry. He passes on the revolutions and joins the angry and/or the crazy writers.

Letter from Europe: The Little Dutch Boy

March 23, 2017 by  
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He stuck his finger in the leaky dike. Did it stop the floodwaters of right-wing populism washing over Europe?

Trump’s Oink-Oink, er, Inaugural Speech

January 21, 2017 by  
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The joys of free speech and writing columns-by-number.

Nanaimo Pride: The Resistance of Memory

July 7, 2016 by  
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Nanaimo, B.C. held its first Pride Parade. But when?

Insiders, Outsiders

April 24, 2016 by  
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How to keep your head (and mind) when most of the “narrative” about the 2016 U.S. presidential election is b.s.

Bringing Up Mother

February 14, 2016 by  
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John Harris reads the work of 1970s Vancouver poetry icon Daphne Marlatt through the eyes of her relationship with her son, Kit. This is part of a series of parent/offspring critical studies Harris has embarked on.

Defender of the Faith

June 4, 2015 by  
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A few months ago, Conrad Black returned to the Christian faith. John Harris looks it over, and says, “Not so fast”.

Charlie Hebdo, PEN, Ondaatje

April 29, 2015 by  
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The writers’ organization , PEN, is giving an award to Charlie Hebdo magazine. Six prominent writers are protesting. What’s at stake?

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