Face to Face

Is war inevitable?

The word ‘inevitable’ sets me off. It suggests that wars simply happen. Wars become abstractions, beyond human control, explanation and history. That is nonsense. A century on, the notion that the First World War was inevitable still lingers. Many children (including my own) pass their Grade 10 history classes with lofty ideas about how...
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    July 1, 2014 by Legion Magazine
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    January 1, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Did the Canadian government make the right decision in February 1959 to cancel the Avro Arrow project? Author and publisher Marc-Andre Valiquette of Montreal says NO. Researcher and writer Russell Isinger of Saskatoon says YES. Valiquette has written and published the four-book series Destruction of a...
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