November 16, 2015

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Society

Among the believers

Society

FINDING OUR PLACE

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Da-da dun-dun-dun da-da

That iconic theme was old-fashioned even in 1977. Can Star Wars revive orchestral score—again?

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Society

Among the believers

Katharine Hayhoe takes her models on climate change to Washington—and deep into evangelical Texas

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Society

FINDING OUR PLACE

Canadians adopted more than 20,000 children during China’s one-child policy. Including my daughter.

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National

UNCOMMON BONDS

Left for dead on a Winnipeg riverbank. Imprisoned in Guantánamo. Kidnapped by Somali criminals. How horrific personal tragedies drew three suffering Canadians into a close and unlikely friendship.

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The long shadow of Yitzhak Rabin’s death

Plus the hunt for the oldest stars, Stacy Schiff sets the record straight on the Salem witch trials, the druglord who saved Rio, and a memoir from the McGarrigles

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This Week

LETTERS

Your Nov. 2 editorial suggests that Trudeau’s win somehow repudiates the argument that he was just not ready. But winning an election tells us nothing about the winner’s fitness to govern. Anyone can climb to the top of the greasy pole, thanks to a talent for self-pro motion, connections, a complete lack of principles, or just plain luck—and still be spectacularly unqualified for the position, like the horrible bosses we’ve all had to endure in the course of our working lives.
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This Week

THE INTERVIEW

Glenn Davidson, Canada’s last ambassador to Syria, on leaving Damascus, the civil war, the current peace talks—and what Canada needs to do

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International

Who started the Holocaust?

Why Netanyahu’s recent lie about the roots of the tragedy will have dangerous, far-reaching implications

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International

It’s Swedish for confused

Syrian refugees find themselves lonely, and perplexed, at the Arctic Circle

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Economy

LOSING THEIR GRIP

Once feared for their global dominance, several U.S. corporate giants are struggling

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