Author and former journalist Anthony Wilson-Smith is president of the Historica-Dominion Institute.

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Defined by war

War, the Prussian military theorist Carl von Clausewitz famously observed, is a continuation of politics by other means. Yet there are times, writes Canadian military historian Tim Cook, when the reverse is true and politics …

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If the walls could talk

For politicians, culture is the love that dares not speak its name. Since Pierre Trudeau, no prime minister in the last 30 years has enthusiastically embraced things cultural — even those who practise them in …

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Memoirs (compte rendu)

Before the publication of Brian Mulroney's memoirs, there was one sure bet: whatever he wrote ”” and whatever he left out ”” would tick off someone. If he took the mag- nanimous approach many self-biogra- …

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Memoirs by Brian Mulroney (book review)

Before the publication of Brian Mulroney's memoirs, there was one sure bet: whatever he wrote ”” and whatever he left out ”” would tick off someone. If he took the mag- nanimous approach many self-biogra- …

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My Years as Prime Minister (book review)

One afternoon in February, 1992, then Opposition Leader Jean Chrétien was having a coffee at the Four Seasons Hotel bar in Washington, DC, accompanied by his communications director, Peter Donolo, and a journalist ”” me. …

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My Years as Prime Minister (compte rendu)

One afternoon in February, 1992, then Opposition Leader Jean Chrétien was having a coffee at the Four Seasons Hotel bar in Washington, DC, accompanied by his communications director, Peter Donolo, and a journalist ”” me. …

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The Way it Works (book review)

A good way to measure who has genuine influence around Ottawa has always been this rule: ”œThose who know, don't talk. Those who talk, don't know.” In other words, a key requirement for playing an …

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The Way it Works (compte rendu)

A good way to measure who has genuine influence around Ottawa has always been this rule: ”œThose who know, don't talk. Those who talk, don't know.” In other words, a key requirement for playing an …

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