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A practitioner of advocacy journalism looks back

If Seymour Hersh received a report card in kindergarten, I’d be willing to bet that he flunked “plays well with other children.” He is by his own admission egotistical, arrogant and not a team player. He has left almost every publication, including one he founded, under some kind of a cloud of controversy. Consequently, his memoir “Reporter” makes very interesting reading, and I found it compelling.

Inside the corridors of Canadian power

U.S.-Canada relations are at a low point, due to the ongoing trade war which has engulfed our two nations. Nevertheless, we’ve been close friends, allies and trading partners for over a century in spite of our differences, both subtle and profound.

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A flawed book still worth reading

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