Stan Hister

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Dec 16, 2008

On the death of a Canadian media Caesar

Stan Hister
The tributes from the corporate and political movers and shakers were glowing: Rogers was a "visionary", who "touched the lives of countless Canadians through his generosity."
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Nov 21, 2008

'White trash' aren't

Stan Hister
If class contempt were only a prejudice of right-wing yahoos, that would be one thing. But this is one prejudice that liberals seem to embrace as well.
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Feb 3, 2006

From the frying pan into the fire

Stan Hister
There were lots of reasons for turfing Liberals: the widening gulf between rich and poor, the unconscionable failure to eradicate child poverty, the undermining of medicare, the drumbeat ofmilitarism
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Oct 13, 2005

O Michaëlle Jean, I want to lick your boots

Stan Hister
Your Excellency the Right Honourable Mme. Micha&#195;&#171;lle Jean: I just want to say that it is so cool to have you as our Governor-General! Like John Ibbitson in <i>The Globe and Mail</i>, Andrew
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Sep 23, 2005

We love you, get lost

Stan Hister
The fact that there is such a thing as a &#147;hospitality industry&#148; tells you right away that there is a problem, as if the only way to get consideration and a warm smile these days is to pay f
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May 5, 2005

Homeless porn and a picture-perfect kid

Stan Hister
Hannah Taylor, a nine-year-old from Winnipeg started a charity for homeless people. She was invited to speak at Toronto's Empire Club where she gave a little homily about why you should be kind to ho
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Jul 7, 2004

Voting for the least of three evils not for me

Stan Hister
That Paul Martin can still pass himself off as a &#147;progressive&#148; alternative to the Conservatives is laughable. We have a society where inequality is rampant, where the gulf between rich and
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Mar 31, 2004

Jack Layton: the Tim Hortons of the left

Stan Hister
Jack Layton is a phenomenon. The media is abuzz about him. On the left it seems that everybody loves him. He's the only straight guy cool enough to get his face on the cover of a queer mag. But I th
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Jan 5, 2004

The money in misery: trafficking women

Stan Hister
Here is a telling image of globalization, capitalist-style, at the start of the 21st century: a young Russian woman dressed in a skimpy halter, tight jeans and stiletto heels stands by a Czech highwa
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Oct 24, 2003

Art and lies: thoughts on Leni Riefenstahl

Stan Hister
A small news item about Winnipeg filmmaker Guy Maddin caught my eyerecently. It seems that Leni Riefenstahl, the master propagandist of theThird Reich, had liked one of his films so much she'd sent h

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