When it was finally made, the confession was stunning. Just seven days after Israel rolled its soldiers and tanks into Moslem West Beirut, assuring a skeptical world that its aim was to prevent bloodshed, hundreds of Palestinian men, women and children lay slaughtered in two refugee camps.By LINDA MCQUAIG12 min
On a parched range of hills near the edge of Libya’s desert, Milad is helping a neighbor skin a goat. Squinting against the harsh sunlight, he gazes at the sky, wondering when the rains will come so that he can plant his barley. The last year has been a good one for Milad.By David Baird7 min
When the City of Toronto Planning Board set aside 15 minutes one night last spring to hear deputations about the final plan for the Trefann Court area, it was expected that the usual crowd of vociferous and well-informed activists from the famous east-end neighborhood would turn up.By Maggie Siggins6 min
In the midst of the Everest fever being pursued from the armchairs of Canada, it was calming and good to see Maclean’s considered attempt (in its Sept. 20 cover story, The Menace of Everest) to sort fact from fiction and to look fairly at why climbers go and sometimes, through their own courage and resolve and the grace of the mountain gods, return.
Tension was already smouldering through the grim crowd of 1,500 Jews gathered outside the Carnot high school on Paris’ chic Rue Cardinet. On the pavement glass shards still glittered, a reminder of the car bomb that had ripped apart the white Peugeot of Amos Mandel, director of Israel’s military purchasing office in France, four days earlier, leaving him and 46 others gravely wounded.
There is just one man in Canada who knows what it is like to have the government and the banks grab for a $l-billion-plus stake in the company he created and whose dashing spirit he still embodies. But John Patrick (Smilin’ Jack) Gallagher was not telling last week—in fact he did not let himself be seen in public as the saga of debt-defying Dome Petroleum reached its dispiriting conclusion.By Ian Anderson6 min
In most North American households the television characters who drop in nightly have become constant companions, closer in some cases than in-laws or neighbors. Over the years the secrets and idiosyncracies of video friends are monitored as closely as one’s own.By Bill MacVicar5 min
Myer Berk has been a tailor in Fredericton for 35 years. One morning last summer he was working in his second-floor shop on downtown Queen Street, when, almost at the same moment, Premier Richard Hatfield and provincial Liberal Leader Douglas Young both arrived carrying suits to be repaired.By DAVID FOLSTER5 min
Most of your readers will have sensed that they were being given a fevered caricature of Inco and the international mineral market in Mick Lowe’s Podium piece Why Inco Must Be Nationalized, in the July 19 issue of Maclean ’s. Mr. Lowe is a Sudbury-based freelance journalist, well-known to us for his numerous Incorelated articles of the past, and we question his qualifications as a commentator on the international marketplace.By Charles Baird5 min
Tim is an optimist. Tim believes that even if at the moment our economy is in a free fall, Canada’s long-term prospects are not just reassuring but astonishingly buoyant. Tim portrays this country as being on the threshold of the largest, most broadly based and innovative two decades of new capital investment in its history.By Peter C. Newman4 min
The solution may have been found. The light at the end of the tunnel may be there. Our politics have been paralysed, of course, by the indecision revolving around the retirement date of the prime minister. The financial community waits for some clear signal, the money markets waver, and the Liberal party stumbles about, as ministers jockey for position and outside candidates shyly shuffle about, rather like swains on the stag line at the high school prom.By Allan Fotheringham4 min
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