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  • National Post Honour and violence: a Q&A with Barbara Kay Monday June 13th, 2011
    Honour motivated violence continues to make the headlines -- even here in Canada. We chat with columnist and ideaCity 2011 presenter Barbara Kay about this important topic. It isn’t always easy to hear what Barbara Kay has to say. This award-winning columnist isn’t afraid to take on topics others would rather avoid — like gender politics, men’s rights issues, mult...
  • National Post The West Must Ban the Burqa and Nix the Niqab Tuesday December 29th, 2009
    The French are enjoying a debate about their cultural identity. Obviously the word “enjoying” is a euphemism, since the focus of the debate, whether or not to ban the burqa — full female coverage with an eye screen — in public, has riven the population of France, and by no means along the obvious fault line of Muslim vs. non-Muslim. Algerian-born Fadela Amara, ...
  • National Post David Solway’s Hear, O Israel!: A Feast for the Conservative Mind Sunday December 20th, 2009
    Hear, O Israel! By David Solway Canadian Values Press (Mantua Books) 181 pages; $25 On September 10, 2001, Canadian David Solway was merely an acclaimed poet, educator, and literary critic, warming himself (and his unexamined 1960s-era left-wing views) on a tranquil Greek island. On September 11, 2001, he became a prophet. Watching the collapse of the twin towers on a televi...
  • National Post Sarah’s Story – by Barbara Kay FIRST VERSION Friday December 4th, 2009
    There is one subject no writer in the world, not even the most talented and eclectic, would hope to have as a book project: the death of his own child. Trouble is, when a child dies, a talented writer, especially one whose own life has been grist all along for his writerly mill, really has no choice in the matter. Not to write about her would be a form of withholding and rejection, perhaps ...
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