non-fiction

Book Review
Aug 4, 2011
The Ripple Effect

The Ripple Effect: Warning over world's water supplies

Emma Lui
The Ripple Effect by Alex Prud'homme is a needed warning to readers about how current policies, trends and behaviours are quickly threatening the very thing we cannot live without: water.
Book Review
May 20, 2011

Driving for a car free future

Stefan Christoff
Stop Signs, a recently launched book, explores the deeper political implications of car culture and the ways automobiles reshape our living environments.
Book Review
May 5, 2011

How Disney devours our daughters

Niranjana Iyer
In Cinderella Ate My Daughter, Peggy Orenstein argues that inborn gender biases (if any) are now hugely amplified, even distorted, by today's culture.
Book Review
Feb 3, 2011

Ciudad Juarez: 'Murder City'

Patrick Mackenzie
In Murder City journalist Charles Bowden states in an unnerving prose that the Dark Age is now here.
Book Review
Jan 27, 2011

Anti-semitism and free speech

Suzanne Weiss
Michael Keefer has compiled a timely and effective handbook for all those resisting attacks on free speech regarding the Israeli government's crimes against Palestine.
Book Review
Jan 6, 2011
Power - Donald Savoie

The world's most powerful

Yves Engler
In his book, Power, Donald Savoie looks at the influence of media, polling firms and courts but argues powerful individuals matter more than institutional structures.
Book Review
Nov 1, 2010
Our Friendly Local Terrorist

What Canada's spy agency doesn't want you to read

Matthew Behrens
As hundreds of Tamil migrants remain detained in B.C., Mary Jo Leddy's Our Friendly Local Terrorist is an eloquent reminder that such hysteria predates Stephen Harper's hard core agenda.
Book Review
Sep 17, 2010
Multicultiphobia

Getting past 'yes' or 'no'

Jeffrey G. Reitz
Canadians are proud to support the principle of multiculturalism, but they also want immigrants to blend in, and they worry whether they do. A new book examines Canada's multiculturalism debates.
Book Review
May 14, 2010
Norman Finkelstein: This Time We Went Too Far: Truth and Consequences in the Gaza Invasion

Finkelstein's hope for Gaza

Aaron Leonard
Norman Finkelstein's new book brings together the disparate pieces of Israel's 2008 invasion of Gaza, which left 1,400 Palestinians dead, and sets forth grounds for hope. Excerpt included.

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