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Recommended Reading: The October Issue of the LRC

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Recommended Reading: The October Issue of the LRC

The October issue of The Literary Review of Canada is online and in stores. As always, the magazine is filled with interesting and absorbing reviews, articles and poetry. Keep reading for a list of highlights from the online and print LRC.

What you can find online:

John Ralston Saul explains why southern Canadians get Arctic issues all wrong, from sovereignty and education through climate change. Read it here.

Hugo-Award-winning science fiction author Robert Charles Wilson observes that Margaret Atwood's latest novel, The Year of the Flood, often reads like a novel of substance gene-spliced with a back issue of MAD magazine. Read it here.

Richard G. Lipsey, one of Canada's most respected economists, argues that rising oil prices will soon unravel the last three to four decades of globalization. Read it here.

Pick up a print copy of the LRC for these must-read articles:

A Millennium of Manners
Margaret Visser on Benet Davetian's Civility: A Cultural History

The Personal and Political Entwined
Jamie Zeppa on Burmese Lessons: A Love Story, by Karen Connelly

Is It All Quebec's Fault?
Lars Osberg on Brian Lee Crowley's Fearful Symmetry: The Fall and Rise of Canada's Founding Values

Integration Is a Two-Way Street
Sheema Khan on Diaspora by Design: Muslim Immigrants in Canada and Beyond, by Haideh Moghissi, Saeed Rahnema, Mark J. Goodman

Train of Thought
Tomasz Mrozewski on Automatic World, by Struan Sinclair

Denial and Dignity
Anita Ho on Tim Falconer's That Good Night: Ethicists, Euthanasia and End-of-Life Care

Deromanticizing Swashbucklers
Charles Wilkins on Terror on the Seas: True Tales of Modern-Day Pirates, by Daniel Sekulich

Thinking in Groups
Bill Harnum on How Professors Think: Inside the Curious World of Academic Judgment, by Michèle Lamont

Canadians in the Spotlight
Mark D. Dunn on Whispering Pines: The Northern Roots of American Music From Hank Snow to The Band, by Jason Schneider

Vision, Reason, Commitment
John Richards on Ian Smillie's Freedom from Want: The Remarkable Success Story of BRAC, the Global Grassroots Organization That's Winning the Fight Against Poverty

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