January 7, 1980

TIGHTROPE DECADE 2829
The ’80s

TIGHTROPE DECADE

Looking forward to 1984 and the Petro-Crash
Tanks for the strategies 3435
'80s Thinkers

Tanks for the strategies

Future thought flourishes, even if no one listens
All the (local) news that’s fit to print 89
This Canada

All the (local) news that’s fit to print

During that hectic week when Canada’s daily newspapers were dissecting an inflammatory budget, the sudden demise of the Conservative government and the eternal hostage drama in Iran, the lead story with the largest headline in the weekly Moosomin World-Spectator discussed town council’s bid for Saskatchewan’s 1981 regional winter games.
Living at the speed of light 3233
McLuhan’s ’80s

Living at the speed of light

Amid runaway technology and change, the backlash gathers strength
All they're still asking is give peace a chance 4041
Peace in the ’80s

All they're still asking is give peace a chance

How do tough guys and madmen fit into the nuclear balance of terror?
People 2425

People

Now that French-Canadian chanteuse France Joli has managed to grab a handle on the North American disco market (Maclean’s, Oct. 29, 1979), Barbara Law thinks it may be her turn. Law, 27, began her career in Ireland where she performed with the likes of Bing Crosby between her pubescent activities as a major dribbler for the Irish national basketball team for 12to 16year-olds.
The Thermostat Look 4647
Fashion in the '80s

The Thermostat Look

'When times get tough, colors get brighter’
Beyond the dark decades— a golden age of technology 1213
Tomorrow

Beyond the dark decades— a golden age of technology

As president of the World Future Society, Edward Cornish is a curious mixture of gloom, doom and good tidings. An internationally respected authority on what lies ahead for us all, he is—thank goodness—a longterm optimist. For him, alas, the bad news is now.
A hesitant hurrah for the ’80s 1415
Canada

A hesitant hurrah for the ’80s

The future, as Marshall McLuhan observes it, isn’t what it used to be. The crystal ball for the 1980s is besmirched by pollutants—chemical and political. There is the spectre of a new alphabet of environmental horrors—A for arsenic, B for benzene, C for chlorine, D for dioxin.
The slaughter of the innocents 45
Podium

The slaughter of the innocents

Sometimes I think King Herod only preceded modern practice in his murdering of the children of Israel. Every week—if not every day—the media tell us of parents and other adults abusing children, spiritually and physically. One day we are told of a man who, when playing with his bubble-gum card collection, was disturbed by the crying of his little girl.
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