Early in 1964 Premier Joey Small-wood of Newfoundland sent two deep-sea divers precisely 200 miles out to sea, the limits of Canada’s exclusive economic zone. There, on the edge of the vast undersea plateau of the Grand Banks, they deposited a plaque on the ocean floor to mark the province’s claim to the riches in the water and in the land below—a symbol of grand aspiration.By Michael Clugston9 min
The old port city of St. John’s sits out on the wing tip of the continent, hovering between the old world and the new. In the fish-packing plant by the harbor mouth, Newfoundlanders still split cod and live with the stink the way they did four centuries ago.By M. C.7 min
Looking at the forced smiles on the two “high priests” of price (The High Priests of Peace, Cover, Sept. 14) as they toasted each other, I understand their predicament in celebrating the outrageous cost of compromise over the people’s resources.
Maclean’s: The picture of post-war Germany that I get from Mr. Fassbinder is a very dark one, a very dark side of what we here know as the economic miracle of post-war Germany. Is it that bleak? Fassbinder: The image we’ve presented of Germany during the 1950s, during the period of reconstruction, has two sides to it; one is very grey and dull, the other has great vitality, a tremendous energy that was going on in the reconstruction.By RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER, Hanna Schygulla in ‘Lili Marleen’5 min
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