November 27, 1978

Cover Story

Lord let there be light!

Letters

Letters

Cities

Wasteland... Canada: our own urban ghetto

2021

Cover Story

Lord let there be light!

These are extraordinarily difficult times for managing the economy. Gone are the halcyon days when a lowering of taxes here or a raising of interest rates there would suffice, when a little more unemployment could be traded off for a little less inflation, and when government revenues could be depended upon to grow at a geometric pace that would cover all or most of the costs of new spending programs.

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Letters

Letters

I was interested to read your piece on Harmonium (Preview, Oct. 2), but I was surprised to read your cutline under the photo: “Harmonium: a cute accent on propaganda.” Harmonium has never been cute, and they have never engaged in propaganda.
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Cities

Wasteland... Canada: our own urban ghetto

The chill wind of fall knifes down the wide sidewalk, whipping dust and torn newspapers into tight little eddies. A boarded-up store stares out at the street. Close by, a pawnshop’s shoddy merchandise peers out from a smudgy window. A neighboring sign states, as if in answer to the surrounding desolation, that Jesus Saves.

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New liberties, old wounds: Spain’s days of decision

New liberties, old wounds: Spain’s days of decision

It had all the bleak unreality of yester day's justice. A bespectacled 18-yearold youth nervously faced his judges-a colonel and five infantry officers—in a cramped barracks courtroom in northern Spain. Though a civilian, Ramon Sagaseta was being tried by the military.

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New liberties, old wounds: Spain’s days of decision

Few rights make too many wrongs

It was a bad time for magnolias and mockingbirds. Along with other images of the old South they felt the chill of change as America’s federal government finally cried out last week for justice on behalf of the Wilmington 10. There was no direct connection, but the move coincided with a drive by labor unions to organize Dixie’s oppressive industry and combined to emphasize the need for a new South.

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Archaeology

The mud above, the dig below

It has been called “the Pompeii of the New World.” Tit for tat, the archeology students who work year-round in the mud at Ozette, a 2,000year-old Makah Indian village on the coast of Washington state, prefer to call Pompeii “the Ozette of the Old World.”

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Cover Story

And now for their next trick

If the business of America is business (Calvin Coolidge), it has come to be the business of Canada in these perplexing times to goad and guide—and some would say bribe—Canadian businessmen to come to the rescue of the nation’s economy. No one last week expected Jean Chrétien’s budget to provide all or even most of the answers to our economic problems.

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Canadian News

Taming the urban guerrillas: Jean, Jack and John triumph

The year’s most fashionable political phrase is “shift to the right.” Its manifestations are everywhere—in polls, in newspaper columns, in election results—forming a critical sub-text (if not the text itself) to every recent analysis of political trend.

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Art

The quiet revolution of Jean Paul Lemieux

Even the most routine event can sometimes turn into a significant occasion. As though motivated by some intuition of this tendency, a crowd gathered outside Toronto’s leading art book emporium one Sunday afternoon in October with cameras drawn, anxious for a glimpse of Quebec’s painter extraordinaire, Jean Paul Lemieux.

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People

People

Guess who came to dinner? A television crew and 30 judges in the guise of guests (Secretary of State John Roberts was one of them) showed up last week for the First Canadian Open Goormay Challenge Classic, a haute cuisine contest between What's My Line? regulars Nuala FitzGerald and Larry Solway and producer Ron Grittani.

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Frontlines

When the fad hits the fire

The new models are airtight and they feature primary combustion zones and auxiliary baffles so that logs will burn in a “slow, cigar-like manner from front to back.” Not hot and fast like the wood-eaters that kept our grandparents splitting logs all winter.

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