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China's Shadow War on Canada

China's Shadow War on Canada

By Sam Cooper   “Is transnational organized crime a threat to state security in the digital age?” — Cameron Ortis     IN SEPTEMBER 2019, when CSIS agents scoured the Ottawa condo of Cameron Ortis, a civilian RCMP intelligence official, they found dozens of encrypted computers. They also found evidence that Ortis was planning to leak Five Eyes operational plans to Altaf Khanani’s network. According to the U.S. government, Khanani is is suspected of being a major financier of terrorism, part of a network that moves guns and drugs and bombs around the world in conjunction with Hezbollah and various transnational...

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A Hall of Halls

A Hall of Halls

Civilization is not easily gained, as our early history and founding remind us   Review by Christopher O. Blum Apostles of Empire: The Jesuits and New France. Bronwen McShea. University of Nebraska Press, 2019. ONE OF THE archetypal images of civilization is found early in Beowulf, when the poet memorialized the noble desire of the Danish king Hrothgar, newly-enriched by the spoils of war: “his mind turned to hall-building: he handed down orders for men to work on a great mead-hall meant to be a wonder of the world forever; it would be his throne-room and there he would dispense his...

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The Dieppe Raid: Telling and Retelling

The Dieppe Raid: Telling and Retelling

By Mike Bechthold Originally published in The Dorchester Review, Vol. 8, No. 2, Autumn-Winter 2018, pp. 38-41.   THE DIEPPE RAID of 19 August 1942 is the subject more discussion, research, writing, and controversy than almost any other event in Canadian military history. This is especially striking considering the short, disastrous nature of the event. Canadian historians, along with those in the UK, Germany, and US, have written dozens of books and articles examining the raid from multiple perspectives. Documentaries and film dramas abound. Planning, training, political dimensions, fighting on the beaches, the war in the air, the German view,...

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Professors Milligan & Peace: A Reply

Professors Milligan & Peace: A Reply

By C. P. Champion   Dear Professors Milligan and Peace, Ian and Thomas (if I may), The Dorchester Review is indeed grateful for the notice you have taken of our participation in the Open Letter organized by Professor Dummitt in response to the CHA’s overreach in its ex cathedra definition of “genocide” as an infallible doctrine of Canadian History. Few causes could be more worthy of support, in our view, than resisting this evidence of a peculiar tendency to attempt to impose ideological conformity upon our profession as if the CHA Council were equivalent to the College of Cardinals at Vatican Council I. It should be...

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Historians Rally vs. "Genocide" Myth

Historians Rally vs. "Genocide" Myth

We write to express our grave disappointment with the Canadian Historical Association’s “Canada Day Statement” claiming that it is “abundantly clear” treatment of Indigenous peoples was genocidal. We demand the Council retract i and commit to its real mission of upholding viewpoint diversity and open scholarly debate.

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