“Sit down. Memorize. And be quiet”—that’s how teachers used to teach. Many still do. But classroom revolutionaries like Helen Bumphrey, at left, are changing all that. And school will never be the same again—if we’re luckyBy JUNE CALLWOOD19 min
If you don’t own a house by now, there’s a strong chance you never will. That’s the central, disturbing fact about the most widespread—and least understood—social revolution of our timesBy Nicholas Steed17 min
For 10 years Quebec has been swept by gangland brutality, arson, phony bankruptcies and murder. The worst may be over—but the full dimensions of the terror may never be known. Here’s a behind-the-headlines report on what’s been calledBy HAL TENNANT15 min
Will Canada’s determined stand in the contentious Mercantile Bank affair trigger American retaliation? Just how independent of the U.S. can we really afford to be without inviting economic disaster? What could an angry Washington do to us? Here are the dangers we face as the vulnerable neighbor of a giantBy Blair Fraser12 min
Hubert Aquin, a Québécois and a separatist, was arrested in Montreal in June 1964 charged with carrying a concealed weapon. He was eventually acquitted of the charge, but while he awaited trial in a mental hospital (he’d been remanded for psychiatric observation) he wrote a bizarre spy novel, Prochain Episode, excerpts of which appeared in the June 4, 1966, issue of Maclean’s.
You’ll get a new body when your old one wears out, live in towers, speak a universal language. There’ll be no wars—or privacy. And you’ll stand loyally to attention for the anthem, God Save Our MachinesBy DOUGLAS MARSHALL8 min
IN AUGUST 1917 The Farmer's Magazine, published in Toronto, carried an advertisement that wondered in big, bold type, "IS THE HORSE DOOMED?” The product advertised was a remedy for horse colic, but the doom referred to wasn’t brought on by colic or any other animal disease.By JOHN DE BONDT7 min
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