March 23, 2009

THE CASE FOR OPTIMISM 1415
NATIONAL

THE CASE FOR OPTIMISM

Times are tough, but this isn’t the Great Depression. And we may be past the worst of it.
‘Non-Aboriginal lawyers promote policies that maintain dependency and dysfunction’ 23
MAIL BAG

‘Non-Aboriginal lawyers promote policies that maintain dependency and dysfunction’

CONGRATULATIONS on the March 9 issue. The Obama article (“A warm welcome in Ottawa,” National) and “The end of democracy?” (World) were considered and significant. Apart from the front cover, the sensationalism level was lower, which is what I have been missing from Maclean’s for so long.
ODD COUPLE 7879
THE BACK PAGES

ODD COUPLE

When Ghostbuster Ivan Reitman wants to remake a sexy French movie, who’s he gonna call—auteur Atom Egoyan!
A NATION IN A TOWN 4041
HISTORY

A NATION IN A TOWN

Leacock’s Mariposa knows about the outside world even if the outside world does not know much about Mariposa. In small towns, says the narrator, people have lots of time to read the newspapers cover to cover. In Jefferson Thorpe’s barbershop they talk about the future of China or the relations between the German Kaiser and his parliament.
'Hurricane Katrina was the turning point for me. They knew a disaster was going to strike. They still couldn't help anyone.' 1213
INTERVIEW

'Hurricane Katrina was the turning point for me. They knew a disaster was going to strike. They still couldn't help anyone.'

BESTSELLING AUTHOR NEIL STRAUSS TALKS TO JULIA MCKINNELL ABOUT FEAR, SURVIVAL, AND LESSONS IN CHARACTER BUILDING
BIG SHOTS, BIGGER RIVALRY 4243
SPORTS

BIG SHOTS, BIGGER RIVALRY

Crosby and Ovechkin dislike each other. That’s good news.
PAY UP OR GET OUT 3031
BUSINESS

PAY UP OR GET OUT

The middle-class life has been built on debt for over a decade. Now that bill is due.
ECONOWATCH 3435
BUSINESS

ECONOWATCH

STATE WEEKLY OF THE SCORECARD ECONOMY ON IN THE NORTH AMERICA AND BEYOND
HOSTED BY TERRORISTS? 2425
WORLD

HOSTED BY TERRORISTS?

An organization in Ottawa's bad books wined and dined Canadian politicians
The silence of the Canadian lambs 8485
THE BACK PAGES

The silence of the Canadian lambs

Maybe we have trouble telling our own stories because so many we try to tell are false
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