December 1, 1980

The dream of a painless body 6061
MEDICINE

The dream of a painless body

Science raises new hopes for eradicating the worst of all man's afflictions
Separatism West: fact or fad? 26j27
CANADA

Separatism West: fact or fad?

The federalists' fear: a charismatic separatist leader among the baseball caps
Bon vivant, man about town and the idol of Madagascar 26b26c
Q&A

Bon vivant, man about town and the idol of Madagascar

Tom Lehrer described himself on the liner notes of his first album as “a bon vivant, man about town, idol of three continents and Madagascar, where half a million gibbering natives think I am God." To thousands of others, however, he is remembered as an irreverent and immensely popular singing satirist of the ’50s and ’60s, the man who brought the world songs like Pollution (Don’t drink the water, and don’t breathe the air).
Mondo condo on the other side of the mountain 1011
THIS CANADA

Mondo condo on the other side of the mountain

A gabled mock-European town rises, and so do land prices
The lasting endurance of a Liberal in Alberta 1213
PROFILE

The lasting endurance of a Liberal in Alberta

The man everyone knows, but to whom no one pays attention
PEOPLE 4041

PEOPLE

Although no one has as yet suggested that the words of the Swedish national anthem be sung to the strains of the behemoth rock group ABBA’s hit single Fernando, it lies within the realm of possibility. Since winning the Eurovision Song Festival Contest before a worldwide TV audience of a half-billion in 1974, the quartet has expunged the word “impossible” from its vocabulary and become a national treasure.
Slowly adjusting in a very new land 2021
DATELINE

Slowly adjusting in a very new land

'It will have to get a lot worse before any other country can offer a better life’
The writing on democracy wall 5253
BOOKS

The writing on democracy wall

This reporter went to China only hoping for a big story but found, however briefly, he was it
Where Liberals sag and bag 7677
COLUMN

Where Liberals sag and bag

'Some strange device unfashions a sprocket at the rear of their cranium’
Join Parliament, see the country 89
PODIUM

Join Parliament, see the country

‘Cries of foul and snarls of separation echo throughout the West’
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