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Articles from Vol. 59, No. 4, Fall

A Bare and Impolitic Right: Internment and Ukrainian-Canadian Redress
A BARE AND IMPOLITIC RIGHT Internment and Ukrainian-Canadian Redress Bohdan S. Kordan and Craig Mahovsky Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2004. x, 96pp, $55 cloth (ISBN 0-7735-26294-3), $19.95 paper (ISBN 0-7735-2733-8)At the turn...
An Independent Canada in a Shared North America: Must We Be in Love or Will an Arranged Marriage Do?
Must we be in love or will an arranged marriage do?God, give us the grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things that should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. .Reinhold...
A Richer Dust: Family, Memory and the Second World War
A RICHER DUST Family, Memory and the Second World War Robert Calder Toronto: Viking Canada, 2004. xiv, 271pp, $35.00 cloth (ISBN 0-670-04313-3)In the summer of 1945, Captain Kenneth Calder, recently returned from Europe after nearly six years, left his...
Beyond Manichean Poetics: Towards a New Form of Syllogistic Thinking
Towards a new form of syllogistic thinkingITHE TITLE OF OUR CONFERENCE, "God's back with a vengeance," alludes to a banishment that precedes a coming back. The return explains how "faith" has manoeuvred its way back into the discursive practices of political...
Bill Graham, Pierre Pettigrew, Jim Peterson
SHORTLY BEFORE THREE IN THE AFTERNOON of 5 October 2004, Governor-General Adrienne Clarkson and her husband, the writer John Ralston Saul, pulled up in front of the house of commons in a black limousine, on the way to deliver the second speech from the...
Canada, 1900-1950: Un Pays Prend Sa place/A Country Comes of Age
CANADA, 1900-1950 Un pays prend sa place/A Country Cornes of Age Serge Bernier and John MacFarlane, editors Ottawa: Organization for the History of Canada, 2003. 253pp, $15.00 paper (ISBN 0-9733730-0-8)The first half of the 20th century, the editors...
Canada and Development Cooperation
THE TOPIC "DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION" presents a major challenge; it is difficult to say something new and useful given the many reports on the subject and the excellent advice provided in two recent papers on directions for Canada.1 I have, therefore,...
Canada and the Search for World Order: John W Holmes and Canadian Foreign Policy
John W. Holmes and Canadian foreign policyIN LAUNCHING THE FIRST ANNUAL John W. Holmes issue, the editors of International Journal are paying tribute to the contribution that Holmes made to the practice of Canadian foreign policy-both during his service...
Canada and the Two World Wars
CANADA AND THE TWO WORLD WARS J.L. Granatstein and Desmond Morton Toronto: Key Porter, 2003. xv, 360 pp, $42.00 paper (ISBN 1-55263-509-0)J.L. Granatstein and Desmond Morton, each a prominent Canadian military historians in his own right, have collaborated...
Canada's Army: Waging War and Keeping the Peace
CANADA'S ARMY Waging War and Keeping the Peace J. L. Granatstein Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002, xvi, 506pp, $50.00 cloth (ISBN 0-8020-4691-6), $29.95 paper (ISBN 0-8020-8696-9)The Somalia commission recommended that "no future force should...
Capacity for Choice: Canada in a New North America
CAPACITY FOR CHOICE Canada in a New North America Edited by George Hoberg Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002. xiv, 346pp, $27.95 paper (ISBN 0-8020-8407-9)In a time of increasing global economic interdependence, the analysis of the politico-economic...
Dark Threats and White Knights: The Somalia Affair, Peacekeeping, and the New Imperialism
DARK THREATS AND WHITE KNIGHTS The Somalia Affair, Peacekeeping, and the New Imperialism Sherene H. Razack Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004. xii, 236pp. $50.00 cloth (ISBN 0-8020-8708-6), $24.95 paper (ISBN 0-8020-8663-2)The Somalia affair...
Faith Perspectives for Development Institutions: New Faces of Compassion and Social Justice
FRAMING THE ISSUESMy professional life has been spent in the world of development practice, working on what I term "front-line operations" in an international development organization. The range of issues we address is very wide, "from AIDS to zebras,"...
Fields of Fire: The Canadians in Normandy
FIELDS OF FIRE The Canadians in Normandy Terry Copp Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2003. xvi, 348pp, $40.00 cloth (ISBN 0-8020-3730-5)Canada's official historians dominated the interpretation of the Second World War for several decades. The primary...
Fundamentalism and the Secular Society
FUNDAMENTALISM IS AN UNSATISFACTORY TERM, but it is widely used to describe a militant piety that has developed in every major religion during the 20th century. The aim of fundamentalists-be they Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, or Buddhist-is...
Globalization and Well-Being
GLOBALIZATION AND WELL-BEING John F. Helliwell Vancouver: UBC Press, 2002. 104pp, $40.00 cloth (ISBN 0-7748-0992-2), $19.95 paper (ISBN 0-7748-0993-0)One of Margaret Thatchers claims to fame was her relentless popularization of the TINA ("there is no...
International Crisis Response and a Canadian Role
INTRODUCTIONIn the immediate aftermath of the end of the Cold War, there was a sense of general optimism that the end of the east-west struggle would open up new possibilities for dealing with international problems. There was talk of a peace dividend,...
Juno Beach: Canada's D-Day Victory: June 6, 1944 [Juno Beach: 3rd Canadian and 79th Armoured Divisions]
JUNO BEACH Canada's D-Day Victory: June 6, 1944 Mark Zuehlke Vancouver: Douglas & Mclnryre, 2004. 420pp, $35.00 cloth (ISBN 1-55365-050-6)JUNO BEACH 3rd Canadian and 79th Armoured Divisions Tim Saunders Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University...
Liberals at the Border: We Stand on Guard for Whom?
LIBERALS AT THE BORDER We Stand on Guard for Whom? Lloyd Axworthy Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004. viii, 52pp, $11.95 paper (ISBN 0-8020-8593-8)Frederick the Great of Prussia remarked, "He who defends everything, defends nothing." It is sound...
Making Choices: Canadian Trade and Investment Policy in the 21st Century
Canadian trade and investment policy in the 21st centuryINTRODUCTIONAs the federal government gears up for an internaitonal policy review in the fall of 2004, it is worth reflecting on what Canada's core international economic interests are and how they...
Marketing Canadian Pluralism in the International Arena
ONE OF THE STATED GOALS of Canada's foreign policy is to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of "Canadian values." Many of these values are in fact widely shared across the western democracies, if not around the world-e.g., human rights,...
Multilateral Cooperation and Peace and Security
MULTILATERALISM IN AN AGE OF EMPIREThe case for Canada persevering with the multilateral system, in the face of American disposition to act unilaterally, can be made in four points, as follows:* the US is undoubtedly the most powerful country ever seen...
On Six Continents: A Life in Canada's Foreign Service, 1966-2002
ON SIX CONTINENTS A Life in Canada's Foreign Service, 1966-2002 James Bartleman Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2004. 272pp, $36.99 cloth (ISBN 0-7710-1090-7)Diplomatic memoirs have an unfortunate propensity for attracting reviewers pursuing their...
Peacekeeping's Poor Cousin: Canada and the Challenge of Post-Conflict Policing
FOR MUCH OF THE PAST DECADE, Canada has been deeply engaged in the effort to remake Haiti's police forces in the image of a modern, democratic police service. As part of successive United Nations police support missions, upwards of 700 Canadian police...
Religion Confronts Pluralism: Today and Tomorrow
The Holy Qur'an states:"All people we make men and women of you, we make you peoples and tribes so that you would come to know each other. Mankind we created you from a male and female and made you into peoples and tribes so that you might come to know...
Religious Freedom in the United States
IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO UNDERSTAND RELIGION IN AMERICA without understanding American religious freedom. That freedom is defined in large part by the first amendment to the United States constitution. The first amendment states: "Congress shall make no law...
September 11: Consequences for Canada
SEPTEMBER 11 Consequences for Canada Kent Roach Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2003. 272pp, $65.00 cloth (ISBN 0-7735-2584-X), $22.95 paper (ISBN 0-7735-2585-8)In the context of the global "war on terrorism," anomalies abound....
The Disciplinary Vocabulary of Modernity
THE KEY WORDS OF THE CONTEMPORARY GLOBAL SCENE-"secularization," "modernization," "globalization," "fundamentalism," "pluralism," and so on-present themselves to us as a descriptive vocabulary for what is really out there in the world, for what has happened...
The North American Democratic Peace: Absence of War and Security Institution Building in Canada-US Relations, 1867-1958
THE NORTH AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC PEACE Absence of War and Security Institution-Building in Canada-US Relations, 1867-1958 Stéphane Roussel Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2004. xiv, 258pp, $65.00 cloth (ISBN 0-88911-939-2), $29.95...
The Uses of Vietnam in the Age of Terrorism
DURING HIS HISTORIC TRIP TO VIETNAM in November 2000, President Bill Clinton proclaimed the end of an era. "Finally," he asserted in a speech to Vietnamese students at Hanoi's National University, "America is coming to see Vietnam as your people have...
Uncle Sam and Us: Globalization, Neoconservatism, and the Canadian State
UNCLE SAM AND US Globalization, Neoconservatism, and the Canadian State Stephen Clarkson Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002. viii, 534pp, $75.00 cloth (ISBN 0-8020-3758-5), $37.50 paper (ISBN 0-8020-8539-3)For over 35 years, Stephen Clarkson...
When Religion and Politics Collide
"GOD'S BACK WITH A VENGEANCE: religion, pluralism, and the secular state," the 73rd annual conference of the Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs, started with the premise that recent trends in strong religious adherence globally are the cause of...
Who Killed the Canadian Military?
WHO KILLED THE CANADIAN MILITARY? J.L. Granatstein Toronto: HarperFlamingoCanada, 2004. 250pp, $24.95 cloth (ISBN 0-00-200675-8)What Canadian prime ministers say and then do is usually the last W word in defence policy; their positions, therefore, deserve...