San Miguel de Allende: “NAFTA of Literary Festivals” 

By Brian Brennan March, 2018 “Meet acclaimed Canadian authors in San Miguel!” said the invitation. How could one resist? According to the program, three of the seven keynote speakers at this year’s Writers’ Conference & Literary Festival in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Reflections of a Canadian abroad as Canada turns 150

TOM REGAN: SUMMONING ORENDA July 1, 2017 I never thought I would end up in rural Virginia, 40 miles outside Washington, DC. Never. I never thought I would live anywhere but Canada, or anywhere other than Nova Scotia, for that matter. But there

Singapore rocked by ruling family feud

ear Readers, I am taking a sabbatical from my weekly columns in Facts and Opinions in order to finish writing a book that I started a few months ago. The book is on matters very much in the news, so it needs

British Election Brings Mayhem

JONATHAN MANTHORPE: International Affairs June 9, 2017 British voters have shown Prime Minister Theresa May the door. Her gamble to call an early election in the expectation of strengthening her Conservative majority in parliament – and thus her clout in upcoming negotiations

Trump Cries Havoc! – Dogs (still) Kenneled

Dear Readers, I am taking a sabbatical from my weekly columns in Facts and Opinions in order to finish writing a book that I started a few months ago. The book is on matters very much in the news, so it needs

Theresa May’s election victory no longer certain

JONATHAN MANTHORPE: International Affairs June 3, 2017 Six weeks ago, when Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap election, it seemed a foregone conclusion this was simply a formality to boost her parliamentary majority and strengthen her hand in negotiating Brexit

Broad alliances trump Trump for Israeli security

JONATHAN MANTHORPE: International Affairs May 27, 2017 Israel lives in a hostile neighbourhood, and has always had trouble making and keeping trustworthy friends. Many of the European countries were supportive both before and immediately after the founding of the state of Israel

India’s Maoist uprising morphs into women’s armed insurgency

  JONATHAN MANTHORPE: International Affairs May 20, 2017 Women guerrilla fighters are at the forefront of an emerging insurgent war in India aimed at protecting women from sexual violence and human rights abuse. On April 24, about 300 guerrillas, half of them

Trump-Kim smackdown leaves South Koreans cold

JONATHAN MANTHORPE: International Affairs May 13, 2017 For a while it looked as though Donald Trump was the white horse on a cresting wave of right-wing demagogy rushing to break over liberal democracies world-wide. But the defeat of Trump’s neo-Nazi fellow travellers

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