Literary Review of Canada

Literary Review of Canada is a magazine focusing on Education

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 7, September

Bard versus Bard: Shakespeare Changed the World, but He Was No Revolutionary-Sexual or Otherwise
How Shakespeare Changed Everything Stephen Marche HarperCollins 203 pages, hardcover ISBN 9781443406505 IN THE FOUR CENTURIES SINCE ITS first appearance, the body of work called "the plays of Shakespeare" has been elevated to the status...
Cold War, Bright Stars: Driven by Military Spending, Canada Took a Lead Role in the Early Space Race
Defence and Discovery: Canada's Military Space Program, 1945-74 Andrew B. Godefroy University of British Columbia Press 237 pages, hardcover ISBN 9780774819596 IT HAS BEEN MORE THAN HALF A DECADE SINCE the Liberal government of Paul...
Finding Our Reflection: From Harold Innis and George Grant to Ursula Franklin, Canadian Thinkers Have Pondered the Technologies That Help Hold the Country Together
The Technological Imperative in Canada: An Intellectual History R. Douglas Francis University of British Columbia Press 340 pages, softcover ISBN 9780774816519 FOR THOSE WHO HAVE INSCRIBED IN THEIR hearts Gad Horowitz's cry to the Lord...
Hidden Stories: In an Uncompromising Novel, Post-War Lithuania Receives Its Due
Underground Antanas Sileika Thomas Allen Publishers 310 pages, softcover ISBN 9780887627361 ANTANAS SILEIKA AND I MUST HAVE BEEN reading Timothy Snyder's Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin at about the same time and for more...
I'm Right, You're Wrong: The Insidious Pleasure of Conspiracy Theory
Among the Truthers: A Journey into the Growing Conspiracist Underground of 9/1 I Truthers, Birthers, Armageddonites, Vaccine Hysterics, Hollywood Know-Nothings and Internet Addicts Jonathan Kay HarperCollins 340 pages, hardcover ISBN 9781554686308...
Is Public Service Delivery Obsolete? Why Competition between Civil Servants, Corporations and Non-Profits Is Good for Everyone
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] GIVEN THE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WE INVEST in the operations of government each year, it is a shame that there is very little public discussion about public services in Canada. Public services are mostly taken for granted until...
No CANDU: Would a Canadian Reactor Have Staved off the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster?
ON MARCH 14, 2011, THREE DAYS AFTER A 16 metre tsunami knocked out the cooling systems of four of six reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the Washington Post's Slate website carried a column by Anne Applebaum in which the Pulitzer...
On the Gurney: Two Health System Insiders Go under the Knife
Opening My Heart: A Journey from Nurse to Patient and Back Again Tilda Shalof McClelland and Stewart 317 pages, hardcover ISBN 9780771079887 My Operation: A Health Insider Becomes a Patient Sholom Glouberman Health and Everything...
Quebec's Eternal Hero: How a Sports Icon Came to Symbolize the Entire Province
Maurice Richard Charles Forati Penguin 166 pages, hardcover ISBN 9780670064120 IS IT POSSIBLE FOR A BOOK TO BE COMPACT, ILLUminating, admirable and yet also poetically, insistendy, too-much-overwritten? Why, yes. And here it is, Charles...
Re: "An Ongoing Battle," by Don Dutton (July/August 2011)
My ongoing debate with Don Dutton about whether men are more violent than women in intimate relationships is starting to take on the appearance of a dog-and-pony show. Needless to say, though, there is nothing amusing about this heated dialogue, especially...
Re: "Courting Controversy," by Pamela Palmater (July/August 2011)
As a member of the Stoney Tribe, I was disappointed with Pamela Palmater's review of John Reilly's book, Bad Medicine: A Judge's Struggle for Justice in a First Nations Community. It appeared the objective of the review was to portray Judge Reilly...
Shop Girl Blues: A Journalist Tries Selling for a Living and Lives to Write about It
Mailed: My Unintentional Career in Retail Caitlin Kelly Portfolio 226 pages, hardcover ISBN 9781591843801 CAITLIN KELLY, BORN IN CANADA, HAS for some time lived and worked in the United States. There are two Kellys present in Mailed:...
Showdown in Ottawa: A Blow-by-Blow Account of the Struggle to Patriate the Canadian Constitution
The Last Act: Pierre Trudeau, the Gang of Eight and the Fight for Canada Ron Graham Allan Lane Canada 323 pages, hardcover ISBN 9780670066629 THIRTY YEARS, A FULL GENERATION IN HISTORICAL terms, have gone by since Canada took charge...
Strange Things Done in the Midnight Sun: The Borderline between Myth and Reality in Canada's North
Touch Alexi Zentner Knopf Canada 264 pages, softcover ISBN 9780307399441 A DECADE AGO, I WAS CAMPING ON THE shores of Atlin Lake, tucked in the northwestern corner of British Columbia, just outside the sleepy, eponymous town that was...
Tantalizing Ambiguity: Could Science Be More Creative If It Were Less Sure of Itself?
The Blind Spot: Science and the Crisis of Uncertainty William Byers Princeton University Press 208 pages, hardcover ISBN 9780691146843 THERE IS SOMETHING wrong with science. Promises of big breakthroughs that could fundamentally change...
Yorkville State of Mind: The Place May Have Changed, but the Vision Lingers On
Making the Scene: Yorkville and Hip Toronto in the 1960s Stuart Henderson University of Toronto Press 384 pages, softcover ISBN 9781442610712 ONE OF THE GREAT IRONIES OF THE 1960S in Canada is that conservatives understand the era's...
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