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Shikataganai — Never Again

Shikataganai — Never Again

The more I research the story of the Japanese Canadians, the more I trigger my own memories and recognize that their story is part and parcel of the story of British Columbia, of Canada, and myself.

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Napoleon and the French Canadians

Napoleon and the French Canadians

By Serge Joyal    THERE ARE MANY Napoleons. Aside from the real person who existed and is revered or despised, anything linked to him is bound to attract avid interest. The last of his bicorne hats, belonging to the personal collection of the late Prince Rainier of Monaco, was sold at auction in 2014 for $1.9 million euros ($US 2.3 million). It was bought not by a French, British, or American collector but by Kim Hong-Kuk, the South Korean chairman of the Harim Group, a food conglomerate.(1) The bicorne is now displayed in the atrium of its new headquarters in...

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Did Hitler Read Hobson?

Did Hitler Read Hobson?

Hobson “was revered by Marxists, and quoted by Lenin” for his “brilliant” and “very controversial” analysis. Sir Wilfrid Laurier owned a copy. Did Hitler?

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The new issue is live

The new issue is live

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Alberta’s Little History War

Alberta’s Little History War

JASON KENNEY, SWORN in as Alberta Premier on Apr. 30, should not only cancel the revised social studies curriculum drafted under Rachel Notley since 2016. He should scrap the extant 2005 curriculum too, and do what he can to shift the teaching philosophy behind it. Kenney re-entered the History Wars with finely-calibrated counterattacks in 2016-17, renewed this year on Feb. 16, against “social engineering and pedagogical fads.” He should now bring forward the reserve guns. Mandatory testing to the end of Grade 12 is laudable and should continue. The deeper problem lies in the current thematic approach to history and civics,...

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