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China, the Virus, and Conspiracies

China, the Virus, and Conspiracies

By Robert Sibley Originally published in the Spring-Summer 2020 edition of THE DORCHESTER REVIEW, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 95-104. If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.  — Joseph Goebbels   AS CONSPIRACY THEORIES go, it is a good one. In mid-February last year Arkansas Senator (R.) Tom Cotton made headlines when he suggested that the source of the coronavirus spreading around the world was an accident at a Chinese bioweapons lab in Wuhan and not the city’s seafood market as widely believed. “We … know that just a few...

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The Crown: A Primer

The Crown: A Primer

By Geoffroy Boulanger  A large majority of Canadians have absolutely no idea — or, at best, very little understanding — of the role of the Crown in Canada and our system, or indeed how fortunate we all are ...

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Montreal's Mohawk Myth

Montreal's Mohawk Myth

By Frédéric Bastien  Changing the name of Amherst Street is all about creating a fake “usable past” that fits the guilt-based stereotype of settler-native relations. And the Mohawks came from upstate New York.

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The Age of Anomie

The Age of Anomie

By Robert Sibley The anarchy in American cities since May 2020 reminded me of a post-apocalyptic movie from the early 1970s ...

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Politically Explosive

Politically Explosive

Politically Explosive Paul Cowan recalls the harrowing career of Luke ‘Dynamite’ Dillon   'As soon as the Boers crossed into Cape Colony and Natal, reports predicted a repeat of the-Fenian raids, conspiring with the Dutch on the Pacific Coast to sabotage the naval base at Esquimalt'   ONLY WEEKS BEFORE the outbreak of the First World War an American citizen with a strong claim to being the most dangerous man in Canada walked out of Kingston Penitentiary a free man. Luke “Dynamite” Dillon had been jailed in May 1900 for masterminding an attempt to blow up Lock 24 on the Welland Canal...

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