August 21, 1978

Closeup/The United States

All The President’s Boys

Closeup/International Affairs

The Big Fix

Interview 45

Interview

With Erica Jong
All The President’s Boys 2021
Closeup/The United States

All The President’s Boys

Carter’s drowning, they’re tossing him anchors
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Closeup/International Affairs

The Big Fix

Is détente just a Capitalist-Communist plot?
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Closeup/The Nation

Tight little island

The sun has not set on Westmount, at least not yet
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Closeup/Show Business

zBounce for glory

Sorry, Ms. Steinem, but girls will still be girls
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Business

The buck drops here

Two summers ago, the Canadian dollar was a high-flying schooner, cutting a fancy swath at $1.03 U.S. Uncharted reefs or troubles below the waterline could be averted or ridden out with little fuss. Or so it seemed. Today, the dollar is a much battered punt, buffeted by international forces, victim of some faulty structure, even bad helmsmanship.
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The road to social justice is slow and hard, but the driver is up to it

It’s hard to imagine how much the sway of a country can depend on the health and vigor of individual men and that’s why there’s so much concern and hope over the recovery of Chief Justice of Canada Bora Laskin. There was that heart bypass surgery in June and the fear that if he returned to the Supreme Court it would not be as chief but as merely one of nine judges.
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Justice

The lady’s not for burning... or is she?

Until recently, the legal status of unmarried couples was simple: there was none. Regardless of intent or duration, commonlaw relationships were not recognized by law and that meant the partners were regarded as less than strangers—since strangers at least were entitled to make enforceable contracts with one another.
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The Referendum Debate

Cry 'Compromise!' and let slip the dogs of royal commission

In the last dozen years of the unity crisis the debate has turned full circle. English Canada has been jilted. Now the question has neatly turned into: “What does Canada really want?” Quebec’s goals are clearer now. That’s not to say they are compatible.
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The World

Czechoslovakia 10 years later: the torch is quenched

It was a night that caught the whole world napping. In a matter of hours, their intentions unsuspected by Western intelligence, 200,000 troops of the Warsaw Pact armies swept across Czechoslovakia’s borders while a procession of giant Tupolev and Antonov transports ferried elite Soviet units into Prague’s Ruzynĕ airport.
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