A number of America's European allies met last month to "focus on conditions that breed terrorism" where they put special stress on poverty. Let's say instead that it is not poverty, but a sense of i
Rick Salutin is a Canadian novelist, playwright and critic. He is a strong advocate of left wing causes and writes a regular column in the Toronto Star.
The Olympics are almost entirely a celebration of nationalism, not individual achievement, and in the era of globalization, national passions show no sign of becoming obsolete ...
I believe I've found documentary evidence of what it means to be a superpower in the twenty-first century.
A group of Israeli army reservists have publicly said they refuse to serve in the occupied territories. The impact here is that they have cut through the fear and rage that cloud clear thinking on bo
Enron, the ant-magician, have given away the secret of a great trick of the past twenty years. I mean the fake debate over government versus private enterprise, or public versus private sector.
Since September 11, I would say we have lived in a world dominated by abstractions that are neither good nor evil, but simply cheesy, and which don't help much at all.
Don't blame the privatizers because of our crumbling health care system. They've tried everything, including accusations of timidity. "I hope you will overcome the fear of change," Ralph Klein told A
Since the 1960s, it has felt like Canadians either had to fight the Americans or join them; and since then the pressures have kept increasing. After September 11, the issues here are not just politic
The question of whether art imitates life or the reverse has long been settled: art, in the crass sense, won. Most of us have seen far more images of reality than we have actual landscapes, personali
I dream of writing on Stockwell Day or globalization once again. I don't even think this is a war, yet I repeatedly call it that. Maybe I hear quotes around it in my mind, but forget to insert them.