2005.02

February 2005

"The one thing that holds us together is our lack of unity."
- Pierre Berton (1920-2004)

Quebec’s Final Victory

Quebec’s Final Victory

Pierre Trudeau tried to stop a cycle of blackmail, where one province held up the national interest by bargaining solely for its own parish. Paul Martin’s new health accord is an invitation not just for one blackmailer, but for ten.
Corporate Cannabis
Will a new marijuana mist become the Aspirin of the twenty-first century?
Strange Journey
Everything old is new again as China reinvents itself for the twenty-first century.
Talking Through Divorce
Missing Marshall McLuhan
Hockey: The Great Literary Shutout
Hockey literature takes a bodycheck
Be Prepared
Aging Gracefully
Wild Spaces
Curator Kitty Scott on Peter Doig’s disturbing landscapes
Sistani’s Silent Partners
The mysterious Al Dawa party, in league with head cleric Ayatollah Sistani, may be the new powerbrokers in post-election Iraq.
A Vote for Democracy in Palestine
Is Africa’s Pain Black America’s Burden?
An essay
Our Home and Wired Land
Spycraft struggles to stay on top of both terrorists and technology
Only Connect
The story of technological breakdown, a failure of true love, and how an Internet service non-provider ruined my life
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