2010.04

April 2010


Citizen Saul

Citizen Saul

Writer, literary activist, public intellectual, John Ralston Saul is, not accidentally, both a man of the world and an articulate proponent of values he thinks are quintessentially Canadian
Dark Element
A Ukrainian prairie city built in the Soviet era to supply ore for nuclear weapons reckons with the industry’s deadly legacy
Bystanders
Adapted from the author’s new novel, Every Lost Country
Higher Learning
Balancing theory and action at Canada’s first northern university
Al and Me
Remembering Canada’s most famous poet ten years after his death
Hedonic Indicators
Bhutan takes the next step in democratizing happiness
Healthy Competition?
The Canada/US rivalry stymies health care reform
Editor’s Note
Introducing the April 2010 issue of The Walrus
The Proroguey Thing
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The Human Egg Trade
How Canada’s fertility laws are failing donors, doctors, and parents
The Art of Aha
Designer Oki Sato fuses Japanese elegance with just a little SCTV
Aftershock
The girl across the hall goes to Haiti
The Puppet Master and the Apprentice
One of the world’s great puppeteers finds renewal — for himself and his art form — in mentorship
Letters
Champaign Liberal; For Your Information; Talking Dirty; Greasy Kid Stuff; and Tusk, Tusk
I Am Happy to Live in an Age of Plenty
The Shout Doctrine
What happens when political debates escalate into a culture of arguments, attack ads, and anonymous Internet assaults? A Parliament effectively shut — and shouted — down
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