November 22, 1993

SPECIAL REPORT

AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY

COVER

THE MACLEAN’S EXCERPT

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SPECIAL REPORT

AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY

He moved west along Main Street in an open convertible, basking in the late-autumn Dallas sunshine, smiling his movie-star smile and waving to the cheering lunch-hour crowds. President John F. Kennedy had come to Texas to reconcile feuding Democrats and make a speech at the Dallas Trade Mart.
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COVER

THE MACLEAN’S EXCERPT

Trudeau begins by recalling an incident early in his first year at school in Montreal: My friend Gerald O’Connor, one of my very first pals on my street, was starting school on the same day. O’Connor stood out from the rest of us because of his height and his Irish gift of the gab.
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BUSINESS

RULES TO DIAL BY

COMPANIES CLASH OVER THE FUTURE OF PHONING
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SPECIAL REPORT

WHY CANADA WEPT

THE MOST VIVIDLY RECALLED U.S. PRESIDENT
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CANADA

A CLEAN SLATE

A HUNGER FOR HONEST GOVERNMENT GRIPS THE NATION’S CAPITAL
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COVER

Citizen Trudeau

He is as much a Montreal landmark as the cross on top of Mount Royal. On many a morning, he can be spotted striding purposefully down from his home on the mountain’s lower slopes towards the office he occupies on the 25th floor of a downtown skyscraper.
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LETTERS

Rankings rancor

I could not help noting in your Nov. 15 issue, “A measure of excellence” (Cover/Special Report), that my alma mater, the University of Western Ontario, continues to battle hard for last place in the ratings. As a Western alumnus with two degrees, I am probably rare in believing the Maclean’s rankings to be accurate and potentially useful, not only to applicants but—if they would only listen—to the university’s senior management.
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COVER

Different drummers

Chrétien emerges as his own man
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FILMS

Rain forest rhapsody

The Piano is a work of passion and beauty
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WORLD

KIEV’S CULT OF DOOM

NEAR-HYSTERIA GRIPS DEVOTEES AS THEY AWAIT THE END OF THE WORLD
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THE NATION’S BUSINESS

How Conrad Black reinvented himself

Since it was The Establishment Man, my 1982 biography of Canada’s quintessential Darwinian capitalist that first documented the deals that spawned his fortune, I’ve always laid claim to having invented Conrad Black—though it’s never been clear to me whether that should be a cause for blame or credit.
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