The unlikely pair who defrosted the Cold War

Reagan and Gorbachev managed to do what had seemed impossible, essentially ending the Cold War 30 years ago this month

The unlikely pair who defrosted the Cold War
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MURPHY: Reagan and Gorbachev managed to do what had seemed impossible, essentially ending the Cold War 30 years ago this month

Intuition may not add up, but it works

The power of intuition flies in the face of western society's current fascination with mathematical algorithms

Intuition may not add up, but it works
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ROBINSON: The power of intuition flies in the face of western society’s current fascination with mathematical algorithms

Eisenhower’s heart attack and the state of presidential medicine

Even the most powerful man on earth doesn't always get the best medical care

Eisenhower’s heart attack and the state of presidential medicine
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MURPHY: Even the most powerful man on earth doesn’t always get the best medical care

Robert Conquest, the man who was right

Apologists for the Soviet Union and Stalin in particular, according to Conquest, suffered a form of “mental aberration”

Robert Conquest, the man who was right
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MURPHY: Apologists for the Soviet Union and Stalin in particular, according to Conquest, suffered a form of “mental aberration”

Trudeau, Mulcair autobiographies election season pap

Trudeau's autobiography reads like it was written by committee; Mulcair's is not telling the whole story

Trudeau, Mulcair autobiographies election season pap
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COOPER: Trudeau’s autobiography reads like it was written by committee; Mulcair’s is not telling the whole story

19th century Scottish novelists cast a long shadow

Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson's reputations were created primarily by Hollywood

19th century Scottish novelists cast a long shadow
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MURPHY: Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson’s reputations were created primarily by Hollywood

Nixon in love

The new biography by Evan Thomas gives us Nixon in the round, talented and tortured, ambitious and insecure

Nixon in love
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MURPHY: The new biography by Evan Thomas gives us Nixon in the round, talented and tortured, ambitious and insecure

Some good reads for summer 2015

Our columnist's list of books to read over the summer

Some good reads for summer 2015
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MCEWAN: Our columnist’s list of books to read over the summer

Democracy imperils fight against climate change

Because it requires the will of the people, it cannot avert an emerging crisis until the majority recognize and accept the danger

Democracy imperils fight against climate change
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GRIGG: Because democracy requires the will of the people, it cannot avert an emerging crisis until the majority recognize and accept the danger

Saul Bellow was born 100 years ago this month

To Canadians’ shame, Canada’s greatest novelist’s centenary has been met with silence

Saul Bellow was born 100 years ago this month
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STOCKLAND: To Canadians’ shame, Canada’s greatest novelist’s centenary has been met with silence