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Jan
Jihadis have made themselves perfect for Hollywood

Jihadis have made themselves perfect for Hollywood

When the Berlin Wall fell, some film buffs asked themselves where Hollywood would find villains now that there were no Commies or Ruskies still standing to be cast in that role. Some suggested that studios might turn to generic Arab/Muslim villains.
In fact, Islamic extremists or jihadis themselves appear to have cast themselves in that role — and in effect written the scenarios.

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12
Jan
Post-election parliamentary standoff?

Post-election parliamentary standoff?

There will be a federal general election in 2015, probably in October. A great deal of attention has been, and will be, devoted to scrutinizing polls.

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28
Dec
 What can we take from the Freeman education report?

What can we take from the Freeman education report?

The report of the Nova Scotia minister of education’s panel on public education, chaired by former Lieutenant Governor (and retired elementary school teacher) Myra Freeman, appears  at first sight to be an opportunity or a series of opportunities missed.

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15
Dec
A little perspective on Halifax’s heritage

A little perspective on Halifax’s heritage

The City of Halifax began in 1749 with a grid of streets bounded roughly by the harbour on the east; Citadel Hill on the west; Spring Garden Road on the south; and what is now Scotia Square on the north.

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01
Dec
Is there a centre any more?

Is there a centre any more?

It is now almost a commonplace to say that we are becoming a more polarized society. More and more, organizations, factions and interest groups believe that they are being pushed to the margins of social and media attention.

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