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Canada, Matrix of Modernity, part 2

  Canada, Matrix of Modernity, part 2 Mark Wegierski continues his analysis An essay based on an English-language presentation read at the First Sir Thomas More Colloquium: ‘Diplomacy, Literature, Politics’, at the Akademia Polonijna (Polonia University) in Czestochowa, Poland, held … Continue reading

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Canada, Matrix of Modernity

Canada, Matrix of Modernity  On the Sesquicentennial of Canadian Confederation, Mark Wegierski considers the emergence of the “managerial-therapeutic regime” The Sesquicentennial (150th Anniversary) of Canadian Confederation is being celebrated in 2017 (July 1). Nevertheless, it is clear that Canada today … Continue reading

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Vimy Ridge, 100 Years On

Vimy Ridge, 100 Years On For Mark Wegierski, history defines us To many current-day observers, Canada’s participation in the First World War, and the great victory at Vimy Ridge in 1917, may seem far away. The tide of change in Canada … Continue reading

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The Dilemma of Hypermodernity, part one

The Dilemma of Hypermodernity, part one  Mark Wegierski espies an escape route for humanity An earlier, academic version of this essay has appeared in “This World: Religion and Public Life” (Culture and Consumption) no. 31 (2000) (New Brunswick, USA and … Continue reading

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Tradition in Fantasy and Science Fiction

Tradition in Fantasy and Science Fiction Mark Wegierski examines four main foci for traditionalist impulses in these genres [This article is based on a draft of a presentation read at the Fantastic Literature Conference, The Basic Categories of Fantastic Literature … Continue reading

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Convenient amnesia – airbrushing the history out of History FERGUS DOWNIE

Convenient amnesia – airbrushing the history out of History FERGUS DOWNIE recalls an unjustifiably revered and self-deluding historian Historians, as Khrushchev once observed, are dangerous people, but how could this be otherwise when they are entrusted with a power that … Continue reading

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