2006.06

June 2006

"A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself.", Arthur Miller

The American Gigantic

The American Gigantic

Has the dream of freedom and opportunity declined into a hopeless pathology?
Brighter Lights, Bigger Cities
Cities are the bloated elephants in Stephen Harper’s Cabinet room. Will he have the courage to look them in the eye?
A House Half Built
A former premier argues that Canada must return to its nation-building roots
Letters
The Family Doctor Crisis; Israel’s Split Decision; Canada’s War in Afghanistan; Multi-Opinions; Truly Demented; and Editor’s Notes
A Storm Blowing from Paradise
Anselm Kiefer’s Heaven and Earth
Graphic Truths
Once pure fantasy, the comic book has become a powerful way of portraying reality
Nicaragua’s Crazy Sickness
An indigenous community grapples with a mysterious ailment
The Truth about Lying
Everybody does it, and perhaps they should
Old Hands on Deck
Could the United States’ Arabists provide an exit strategy from Iraq?
What He Saw
Postmodern Choirboy
Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay on his elegies for a lost natural self
Expect Delays
The June 2006 cover image is from a photo essay, recounting the cross-Canada trip of a photographer and his brother after their mother’s death
Crescent Schools
Pakistan
Spuddenfreude
Germany
Super Mario’s Temple
Japan
The Possibility of a Pornographic Moralist
Caustic, excessive, self-loathing French author Michel Houellebecq skewers Western civilization
BloodFest ‘06: The May 24th Blackfly Rally
If you can’t beat ‘em, bite ‘em
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