April 26, 1999

COVER

The Great One

Essays on the 2000 MILLENNIUM

THE FUTURE OF WAR

World

SOBER SUMMIT

The Great One 1617
COVER

The Great One

A role model on and off the ice, Gretzky transcended the sport. He was a magician who conjured virtually anything he pleased—and Canadians love him for it.
THE FUTURE OF WAR 4041
Essays on the 2000 MILLENNIUM

THE FUTURE OF WAR

In much of this troubled world, only blood persuades. War and conflict have an enduringly human face. For all of the technological wonders available to Western militaries, we cannot defeat the man with the knife unless we are willing to take a knife—or gun—into our own hands.
SOBER SUMMIT 3435
World

SOBER SUMMIT

How do you throw a party in the middle of a war? Carefully—and very tactfully, if the party is to mark the 50th birthday of the military alliance whose war-planes are raining death and destruction on the most benighted corner of Europe. Planners of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s half-century summit this week in Washington have been scrambling to find the right tone for the three-day event.
A BITTER VICTORY 2829
Canada

A BITTER VICTORY

A 1986 murder case ignites a legal furor
Virtual director 6263
FILM

Virtual director

David Cronenberg returns to his science-fiction roots
Canada's 'genocide' 5657
Justice

Canada's 'genocide'

Thousands taken from their homes need help
The Best in the world 2223
COVER

The Best in the world

How the kid from Brantford grew up to be the biggest star we had
The skywalkers 4647
People

The skywalkers

A pair of cousins are turning Toronto on to showtime
LESS WORK AHEAD 4849
Business

LESS WORK AHEAD

When the experts on Bay Street want to measure the strength of the country’s economy, they study all sorts of arcane indicators, from the number of housing starts to the pace of industrial production. Colleen Clarke prefers an easier method: the Toronto-based career consultant simply counts the number of people who attend her weekly job-hunting seminars.
Opening NOTES 1011
Opening NOTES

Opening NOTES

Thomas Lundy will not be forgotten by the lifeguards at the University of Toronto Athletic Centre anytime soon. Lundy, 26, an education student, started the first official naturist (nudist) club on campus last September—actually the first approved naturist club at any Canadian university.
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