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GDP an economic measure best suited to an earlier era

Modern economies are more complicated beasts.…

John Turner’s poisoned chalice

30 years ago, the Liberal ‘saviour’ briefly became Prime Minister.…

The shot heard around the world

The heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne was assassinated on June 28, 1914 and within a matter of weeks Europe was at war,…

From Bannockburn to Culloden

The quest for Scottish independence is a little more complicated than history suggests.…

Father’s Day and popular poets

For my father, a gripping narrative engaging the imagination was what poetry was all about.…

D-Day and “Divine Destiny”

Dwight D. Eisenhower’s luck was legendary, and June 6, 1944 certainly brought its fair share.…

Two guys from New Brunswick make good

Andrew Bonar Law became British prime minister and Max Aitken became Lord Beaverbrook.…

Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society is 50 years old

The Johnson era marked the high point of the belief that the “experts” had all the answers.…

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