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Vancouver Zeitgeist
book profiles

Just a small and random selection here.

 

They is
all around us

Rediscovered stories depict the revenge of
the inadequate in 1970s England. Read more…

 

Rare earth muddle

An ignorant British script set in Bolivia
shows up Canadian writers. Read more…

 

Polluted purgatory

Lost souls wander the dead planet of
Joy Williams’ climate change fantasy. Read more…

 

Journalism of the plague years

Alex Berenson’s Pandemia chronicles Covid machinations,
especially media collaboration. Read more…

 

Titania McGrath’s
crusade to Canada

Wokery’s most outspoken exponent extends
her disapproval to our this country. Read more…

 

Could Washington royalty
lead a palace coup?

Robert Kennedy Jr. defends health and
(some semblance of) liberty against
pandemic profit and power. Read more…

 

Identity politics:

On the edge of self-destructing chaos?
Read more…

 

The “Vancouver model”

How Canada’s gateway to the Orient became
the CCP’s entry to the West. Read more…

 

“A dystopia
whose time has come”

2021 Stephen Leacock award celebrates the courage
and humility of Canadian journalism. Read more…

 

Who’s appropriating whom?

Identity theft takes on new meaning in the
competition for special status. Read more…

 

Extremism gone mainstream

Andy Ngo exposes the American fanaticism
that politicized Canadians condone or even imitate.
Read more…

 

Capital crimes

Money for Nothing re-examines
the South Sea bubble, warning of even
worse financial chaos to come. Read more…

 

Not so nigh after all

Michael Shellenberger’s Apocalypse Never separates
climate science from climactic incitement. Read more…

 

Jean Raspail, 1925-2020

Vilified but—even worse—vindicated, he saw
it coming. Read Srdja Trifkovic’s tribute…

 

Decline and crash

Will the pandemic hasten
Lionel Shriver’s economic apocalypse?
Read more…

 

Potosí’s legacy

A renowned but notorious mountain of silver
looms over Bolivia’s turmoil. Read more…

 

The end is still nigh

So James Rickards found time to write
another doomsday survival guide. Read more…

 

First they came for
the holocaust revisionists

A publishing company tries to suppress
its own publication. Read more…

 

Just off Broadway

The Cellar co-op left Vancouver jazz
a lasting legacy. Read more…

 

“The money-conjurers”

Only a radical reset can solve the central bank
problem, says Nomi Prins. Read more…

 

“The Asian century”

East has surpassed West, whether the West
knows it or not, says Peter Frankopan. Read more…

 

DRC on the brink

The Congo’s increasing instability heightens
critical minerals concern. Read more…

 

Fraser River rush revisited

New research shows how gold fever brought
American warfare north of the border.
Read more…

 

A matter of overconfidence

Two B.C. journalists write a book.
Read more…

 

Canada in fucking decay?

That huge understatement notwithstanding,
Ricardo Duchesne writes the country’s “first scholarly”
critique of immigration. Read more…

 

Europe R.I.P.

What does the old continent’s demise
mean to the New World? Read more…

 

When B.C.’s NDP wanted coal mining—
and to run the business itself

An industry insider reveals 1970s New Democrat
tactics of resource nationalism. Read more…

 

Quixote amid the terror

Vicious as it is, Boualem Sansal’s dystopia offers
a glimmer of hope not seen in Orwell’s work.
Read more…

 

As willed by Allah
and the Western elites

France surrenders to Islam, but not through war or terrorism,
in Michel Houellebecq’s novel Submission. Read more…

 

Misunderstood, still

A Nobel for literature leaves Bob Dylan’s
greatest gift unrecognized. Read more…

 

Hey Curt, whaddya think of Vancouver?

Local legend Curt Lang made the city his base for a creatively
unconventional life. But what did he think of the place?
Read more…

 

When a wordsmith encountered
the Woodsmen of the West

This compelling account fell into obscurity,
probably because it took place in Canada.
Read more...

 

“The Rare Metal Age”

Our high-tech society doesn’t understand
its dependency on critical elements. Read more…

 

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