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China's History as Destiny

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China's History as Destiny

By Charles Burton. Xi Jinping's efforts to revitalize Communist Party rule and stave off decay rely on reinforcing strictly Leninist political structures, terror — and lies about China's Official History. From our archives.

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Not Guilty: Sir John A. Macdonald & the Genocide Fetish

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Not Guilty: Sir John A. Macdonald & the Genocide Fetish

Genocide? Quite the contrary. Patrice Dutil explains why Sir John A. Macdonald is NOT GUILTY.

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Napoleon and the French Canadians

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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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The Myth of the 'Militia Myth'

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The Myth of the 'Militia Myth'

  BULLETS BEGAN TO whistle by him as Captain John Jenkins neared his target. Drifting snow impeded his every step. Opening the front of his long woollen greatcoat had helped his movement but still it was a struggle. Jenkins’ men of the Glengarry Light Infantry Fencibles had kept pace with him, along with the detachment of Canadian militia under his command. The plan that morning of February 22, 1813 had his force crossing the frozen St. Lawrence River to cut off escape by the American forces at Ogdensburg, New York. However from the increasing muzzle flashes ahead, it was clear his...

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