In the boardroom of his Toronto publisher, novelist Peter Carey is wondering out loud where he might pose for a photograph. “We could trash the lobby and do it there,” he jokes, intimating, that as the author of a best-selling novel about the Australian bandit and hell-raiser Ned Kelly, he’d look appropriately roguish sitting among the ruins of expensive leather armchairs.By John Bemrose6 min
John Roth: For $135 million—what he made on stock options last year— Nortel CEO should be cornering the stock market, not sinking it. Ralph Klein: Never mind movie of the same name—he wrote the book on How the West Was Won. The Nasdaq: Tech stocks continue yearlong free fall, with only brief interruptions.By Anthony Wilson-Smith, Shanda Deziel, John Geddes, John Intini, Brenda Branswell6 min
The problem with Naomi Klein is that while she has no problem fighting globalization, she doesn’t really explain what she’s fighting for (“Naomi and the new left,” Cover, March 12). Corporations aren’t going to be scared off by protesters.
Francis Leroyer’s worst fears were confirmed when he noticed odd behaviour in one of his cows. “She was chewing strangely, moving her jaws in a bizarre manner,” said the 57-year-old dairy farmer, a lifelong inhabitant of the tiny village of La Baroche-Gondouin in central France.
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