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How to Think About the Canadian Crown

How to Think About the Canadian Crown

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 are ...

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No Ordinary Men

No Ordinary Men

Review by C. P. Champion Max Beaverbrook: Not Quite a Gentleman. Charles Williams. Biteback, 2019. Comprehensive Judgment and Absolute Selflessness: Winston Churchill on Politics as Friendship. John von Heyking. St. Augustine’s Press, 2018.   SIR MAXWELL AITKEN, the 1st Baron Beaverbrook, was perhaps the most influential Canadian of the Second World War. As Churchill’s closest friend before and during the Battle of Britain, “Max,” the New Brunswick-born newspaper magnate and entrepreneur, British Conservative M.P., cabinet minister in two wars, and envoy to Stalin, was, at a key moment, the Prime Minister’s intimate daily companion over dinner or, later, brandy. He...

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Looking Ahead to the Iron Lady—in 1928

Looking Ahead to the Iron Lady—in 1928

More than 90 years ago, in 1928, Hilaire Belloc described the then-inconceivable possibility of an iron-willed female Prime Minister of England in a satirical novel that was, remarkably, set in 1979.

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The Many Plot Holes of Sam George

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The Many Plot Holes of Sam George

Is Sam George’s memoir “unflinchingly honest account of his time at St. Paul’s Indian Residential School”? Or did Sam George conceal and distort relevant information? Nina Green reviews the book.

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The Levée en Masse as a Revolution in Military Affairs

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The Levée en Masse as a Revolution in Military Affairs

The Levée en masse not only carries within it the concepts of Rousseau transmitted through the Revolutionaries, but also shows why the French in particular — and not the English, Prussians, or Russians — revolutionized military affairs with the formation of citizen-armies.

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