December 27, 1993

LETTERS 45
LETTERS

LETTERS

Uncounted beans
COMPETING VISIONS 4445
WORLD

COMPETING VISIONS

RUSSIA’S NEW LEGISLATURE PROMISES TO RE CHAOTIC AND FRACTIOUS
THE GREAT GLOBAL TRADE-OFF 4849
BUSINESS

THE GREAT GLOBAL TRADE-OFF

GETTING TO GATT TOOK COMPROMISES AU AROUND
BREAKING BARRIERS 4041
CANADA

BREAKING BARRIERS

A TRUCE IN A BITTER TRADE WAR MAY SIGNAL A NEW ERA IN CANADA
Sometimes, there is no rational reason 1213
COLUMN

Sometimes, there is no rational reason

AN AMERICAN VIEW
A rich lode of dubious achievers 5455
THE NATION’S BUSINESS

A rich lode of dubious achievers

It hasn’t been a banner year for Canadian business. To survive was to triumph. But even in this dismal climate there were some startling examples of jungle ethics, goofy judgments and just plain greed. Here are the worst of them: • The Widow Stock That Ran Away With Itself—For years, Bell Canada was a sleepy monopoly producing steady but indifferent dividends.
A nation of polite bigots? 4243
CANADA

A nation of polite bigots?

Nice, polite, open-minded—Canadians wear these stereotypes of civility like a badge of honor. And according to the results of a national poll on attitudes towards racial and ethnic minorities released last week, the Canadian predilection for good manners may extend into the murky realm of racism.
Sexuality on the stand 6061
FILMS

Sexuality on the stand

It is amazing that it has taken so long. Hollywood is one of the most AIDS-conscious communities on the planet. At the Oscars, red ribbons have been as obligatory as black ties for several years. Yet until now, Hollywood has never made a movie about AIDS.
Canada heads to the Finnish line 6465

Canada heads to the Finnish line

The year 1993 marked the final Coca-colonization of Canada. We have been swallowed. The elephant has finally crushed the mouse. The Canadian beaver, as Margaret Atwood predicted some time ago, has eaten its own testicles. What else could we expect? Myron Baloney, the finest American prime minister Canada has ever produced, finished everything off, turning us into Yankee North.
Elaborate feasts for music lovers 6263
FOR THE RECORD

Elaborate feasts for music lovers

The best new box sets span a century of American song
A question of culture 5051
BUSINESS

A question of culture

The Canadian solution resolves a GATT standoff
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