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Vainglorious plans for a multipolar world inspired the Confederacy at war. Adrian Brettle's book Colossal Ambitions shows how leading Confederate politicians and thinkers conceived of their struggle for independence as an event of global significance and expected that the outcome would determine the future of the entire western hemisphere: a restored and dominant slave empire.
There is no real evidence of "genocide" at Kamloops Residential School. Why would lawyers expect the International Criminal Court to believe it?
By Brian Busby The author of The Dusty Bookcase finds a new history of Canadian fiction notable for its omissions. REVIEW of A History of Canadian Fiction. David Staines. Cambridge University Press, 2022. IT SAYS NOTHING GOOD about this country that this volume is, to paraphrase the publisher’s pitch, the first history to chart the development of Canadian fiction from earliest times to present day. Author David Staines, Professor of English at the University of Ottawa and former General Editor of the New Canadian Library, describes it slightly differently, as the “first detailed history.” Either way, one wonders what took...