Plus, what Auden can teach us, Delia Ephron on her famous sister, a sequel to The Shining, Vietnam’s Dragon Lady and Eleanor Catton’s Booker-shortlisted novelBy KEN MACQUEEN, ANNE KINGSTON, JULIA McKINNELL, LUSALADOUCEUR, PETER SHAWN TAYLOR, DAFNA IZENBERG9 min
MICHAEL IGNATIEFF ENTERED politics and came back to Canada to become prime minister. In Fire and Ashes: Success and Failure in Politics, he recounts his experience as a candidate, MP and leader of the Liberal Party of Canada—the contrivances, the frustrations, the joys—and meditates on the nature of modern politics.By AARON WHERRY7 min
Your editorial “Happy, happy, happy—why Quebecers are feeling so good” (From the Editors, Sept. 23) and the picture of smiling models waving the provincial flag could have come from an old Parti Québécois leaflet. Yes, French-speaking Quebecers are happier, but not because they see themselves as increasingly different from the rest of us; rather, they are overcoming their historic inferiority complex.
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