2006.06

June 2006

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

A House Half Built

A House Half Built

A former premier argues that Canada must return to its nation-building roots
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?
The American Gigantic
Has the dream of freedom and opportunity declined into a hopeless pathology?
Spuddenfreude
Germany
Letters
The Family Doctor Crisis; Israel’s Split Decision; Canada’s War in Afghanistan; Multi-Opinions; Truly Demented; and Editor’s Notes
The Shrinking News
Old Hands on Deck
Could the United States’ Arabists provide an exit strategy from Iraq?
The Truth about Lying
Everybody does it, and perhaps they should
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
Crescent Schools
Pakistan
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
Postmodern Choirboy
Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay on his elegies for a lost natural self
A Storm Blowing from Paradise
Anselm Kiefer’s Heaven and Earth
What He Saw
Nicaragua’s Crazy Sickness
An indigenous community grapples with a mysterious ailment
Super Mario’s Temple
Japan
Graphic Truths
Once pure fantasy, the comic book has become a powerful way of portraying reality
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