CONGRATULATIONS on the March 9 issue. The Obama article (“A warm welcome in Ottawa,” National) and “The end of democracy?” (World) were considered and significant. Apart from the front cover, the sensationalism level was lower, which is what I have been missing from Maclean’s for so long.
Leacock’s Mariposa knows about the outside world even if the outside world does not know much about Mariposa. In small towns, says the narrator, people have lots of time to read the newspapers cover to cover. In Jefferson Thorpe’s barbershop they talk about the future of China or the relations between the German Kaiser and his parliament.By MARGARET MACMILLAN8 min
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