October 1, 1971

THE PERILS AND POLITICS OF SEPARATION 2223

THE PERILS AND POLITICS OF SEPARATION

Splitting up: Two theoretical scenarios on how Quebec could say farewell to Canada
SWEET SWEDEN 3435

SWEET SWEDEN

Silence, schnapps, sex and socialism on the road to Utopia
IN THE BEGINNING ARTHUR HAILEY CREATED HOTEL AND AIRPORT AND SAW THAT IT WAS GOOD 3031

IN THE BEGINNING ARTHUR HAILEY CREATED HOTEL AND AIRPORT AND SAW THAT IT WAS GOOD

The secret literary techniques of the greatest writer ever told
GREAT EXPECTATIONS 4041

GREAT EXPECTATIONS

It is Allan Blakeney's fate to have become premier of Saskatchewan when what it needs is a messiah
SPEED 3637

SPEED

The bicycle started it all. And it probably happened first on the summer day in 1894 when Tom McCarthy of the Athenaeum Bicycle Club of Toronto climbed precariously aboard the high seat of his safety bike, took off down Toronto’s Kingston Road on the first lap of the first annual Dunlop Trophy race, a 20-mile contest, and before he was out of sight of the starting line hit the superbly exhilarating speed of 12 miles per hour.
KILL'EM ! CRUSH'EM ! EAT'EM RAW ! 4243

KILL'EM ! CRUSH'EM ! EAT'EM RAW !

My painful memories of the gridiron
LÉVESQUE: THE EXECUTIONER OF CONFEDERATION? 2829

LÉVESQUE: THE EXECUTIONER OF CONFEDERATION?

Facing up: Contemplating the power of René Lévesque
PHYLLIS WEBB'S CANADA 89

PHYLLIS WEBB'S CANADA

“I’ve skated over some pretty thin ice in my time, but when I first walked on water I knew I'd finally made the Canadian scene”
YOUR VIEW 45

YOUR VIEW

I started my subscription to Maclean's when Peter Newman took over and turned Maclean’s from a radical ragsheet to a first-class Canadian publication. But I am afraid. The August edition was a classic. The illustration of Christina Newman’s article was sheer genius; her reporting of that trip a masterpiece of journalism reminiscent of Dorothy Parker at her best.
IN PRAISE OF THE TEPEE 7879

IN PRAISE OF THE TEPEE

Chief Kingbird, my friend who bosses the Red Pheasant reservation in Saskatchewan, pointed to a hill overlooking a beautiful valley. “It is your homesite whenever you wish to use. Below the hill are two ponds of clear water.” So we built our tepee and moved in.
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