Inroads

Inroads is a journal covering social, political, economic, and cultural issues in Canada. Since it was founded in 1922, it is printed semiannually in November and May. The journal is published by Inroads, Inc.Subjects for Inroads include: Politics.

Articles from No. 14, Winter

America North: A Different Canadian Society?
THE GREAT CIRCLE ROUTE FROM THE University of British Columbia to the Sorbonne passes over Ellesmere Island and Greenland, but traverses no part of the United States; nor does the route, after leaving Lotusland, ever again come near a Canadian population...
Arguing Iraq
PRIME MINISTER CHRÉTIEN'S ANNOUNCEMENT IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS ON MARCH 17 that Canada would not join the U.S.-led "Coalition of the Willing" seeking to depose Saddam Hussein by military force was a defining moment. To some, it was proof that Chrétien...
Australia's Great Debate
ON OCTOBER 12, 2002, BOMBS EXPLODED IN TWO CLUBS IN KUTA, BALI, Indonesia, killing 202 people, 89 of them Australian. Soon afterward, the taped voice of Osama bin Laden suggested that Australians had brought this on themselves by supporting the United...
Canada: A Different North American Society?
An IMPORTANT PART OF THE ETERNAL CANADIAN IDENTITY DEBATE IS about what makes us different from the United States. We are on the same North American continent. Canada is party to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and 87 per cent of its...
Devolution and Language Governance in Wales
WITH THE WELSH LANGUAGE ACT 1993, WELSH WAS GIVEN OFFICIAL status in Wales. This status was further strengthened with the Government of Wales Act 1998, which confirmed that the language is an integral part of Welsh identity. With devolution and the establishment...
From One Ex-Finance Minister to Another
Advice for Paul Martin as he takes office as Prime MinisterPAUL MARTIN'S ASCENT TO THE PRIME MINISTER'S JOB COMES AT A time of tremendous opportunity. Canada's fiscal strength is the envy of other G8 countries, we have the most openly federalist Quebec...
From Ottawa to Baghdad
WELL BEFORE THE THE U.S.-LED "COALITION OF THE WILLING" invaded Iraq in March 2003, we had chosen two related themes for this issue of Inroads: Canada-U.S. relations and the impending transition from Jean Chrétien to Paul Martin at the helm of the Canadian...
Geert Van Kesteren
PHOTOJOURNALIST ABROADGEERT VAN KESTEREN IS AN AWARDwinning Dutch photojournalist based in Amsterdam. He and his wife Conny Luhulima - whose family comes from Maluka in Indonesia - have two children. "1 work abroad," he says. "That way I keep my private...
George Grant Got It Wrong
George Grant got it wrongCoping with Uncle Sam in the 2ist centuryStephen Clarkson, Uncle Sam and Us: Globalization, Neoconservatism, and the Canadian State. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002. 534 pages.Kent Roach, September 11: Consequences...
Iraq and Hegemony
We REGARD OURSELVES AS "REALISTS" IN A TRADITION OF POLITICAL analysis that extends from Thucydides, Machiavelli and Hobbes to the likes of Raymond Aron and John Mearsheimer. Thus, in arguing for the Tightness of the war in Iraq, we base our argument...
Iraq, North Korea, Empire, Plato
Selected and edited from the Inroads listserv by Bob ChodosWITH THE INVASION OF IRAQ, THE WAR ON TERRORISM, AND tensions in the Korean peninsula, the Inroads listserv was frequently preoccupied with questions of war and peace in the spring and summer...
Iraq, State Sovereignty and Human Rights
UNLIKE LARRY PRATT AND LEON CRAIG, WHEN THE WAR IN IRAQ was still a future prospect, I supported the government of Canada's decision (inconsistently applied and incoherently defended as it was) to stay out of the U.S.-led "coalition of the willing" aimed...
Quebecers: A Pacifist People?
ARE QUEBECERS A FUNDAMENTALLY PEACEFUL, EVEN PACIFIST, PEOPLE? At the height of last winters mobilization against the impending war in Iraq, when despite frigid temperatures the streets of a number of Quebec cities were filled for several weekends with...
The ADQ: Real Achievement, Uncertain Future
Dear Inroads editors,In your most recent issue (Inroads 13, pp. 75-95), I found it extremely interesting to read the articles addressing the so-called "rise and fall of Mario Dumont's ADQ." Having become a member of the ADQ in 1999, and later a candidate...
The Reign of Jean Chrétien
LAST SUMMER, I WROTE AN ARTICEE FOR the Annuaire du Québec on Jean Chrétien's decade-long reign. The first draft was composed on an idyllic afternoon here in East Vancouver. Beyond my kitchen's open windows were scarlet geraniums on the balcony; a background...
The Requirements of Morality and Politics
A RESPONSE TO GARETH MORLEYIT IS WELL KNOWN THAT CANADIANS dislike the idea and practice of power politics. Like pious puritans who prefer not to acknowledge the realities of sex, Canadians avoid the subjects of power, national security and war. Instead,...
Welcoming the Nice Barbarian Invaders
Welcoming the nice barbarian invadersThe Barbarian Invasions. Canada/France, 2003. Written and directed by Denys Arcand. Starring Rémy Girard (Rémy), Stéphane Rousseau (Sébastien), Dorothée Berryman (Louise), Marie-Josée Croze (Nathalie).As I WRITE,...
What Does Realism Mean Anyway?
A RESPONSE TO LARRY PRATT AND LEON H. CRAIGLARRY PRATT AND LEON CRAIG, TO THEIR credit, concede that the Ba'ath government of Iraq represented no undeterrable threat to the United States and that the United States cannot, and will not, bring democracy...
Why Do They Hate US?
Why do they hate US?Unilateralism and the rise of anti-AmericanismDaniel Bensaid, ed., L'autre Amérique: les Américains contre l'état de guerre. Paris: Édition Textuel, 2002. 238 pages.Gérard Chaliand and Arnaud BUn, America is Back: les nouveaux césars...