Category Archives: Canada

If I Picked The Winners… The New Cabinet

Election night two weeks ago was like the Oscars for poli-sci junkies in Canada.  Millions of us stayed up far into the night to see who would win, even though fairly early on in the night, it was kind of … Continue reading

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Burning Convictions – Getting Fiery about Canadian Politics

A week from now, we might have a new country. Well, okay, not a new country, but certainly one with a different outlook for the future. The federal election is set for October 19th and for weeks the pollsters have … Continue reading

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The “Cultural Compatibility” of “Old-Stock Canadians”

Two men walk into a bar. Both are cynical, though one is certainly more flamboyant than the other. They order single malt whisky and begin to break down the problems of the world; in particular, they discuss the merits (or … Continue reading

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The Orangeman in Winter: Ogle Gowan, Masculine Frailties, and the Rise of the Orange Order

After many, many months of silence, I’m posting again.  The time since March has been slightly mad with conferences and research on the new book.  The next half-dozen or so posts will be versions of these papers that I gave … Continue reading

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Celluloid Men – Part I: The Canadian Edition

Believe me when I say, this will not be a one-time theme for this blog.  Men and the movies is my default subject when men and warfare have exhausted me.  Considering I’m knee-deep in the index for Ulster’s Men, movies … Continue reading

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