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The Unstable World - Is Pakistan the world's most dangerous country?

Pakistani army troops stand guard at the main entry gate of the state television building which was occupied by protesters in Islamabad, Pakistan on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014.  (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Pakistani army troops stand guard at the main entry gate of the state television building which was occupied by protesters in Islamabad, Pakistan on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

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Pakistan may well be the most dangerous nation in the world. It is riven by religious extremism and sectarian violence. Successive governments have failed to provide decent education, health care or economic growth. About two-thirds of Pakistan's nearly 200 million people, live on less than two dollars a day. And, of course, Pakistan has the bomb.

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The Unstable World - Is Pakistan the world's most dangerous country?

The Unstable World  - Is Pakistan the world's most dangerous country?
Pakistan may well be the most dangerous nation in the world. It is riven by religious extremism and sectarian violence. Successive governments have failed to provide decent education, health care or economic growth. About two-thirds of Pakistan's nearly 200 million people, live on less than two dollars a day. And, of course, Pakistan has the bomb.

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Tour of Alex Colville at the AGO

Tour of Alex Colville at the AGO
He honed his skills as an artist on the battlefields of World War II, but Alex Colville is best remembered for his vivid portraits of the people and landscapes of the Maritimes, the corner of the country he called home.

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Michael's Essay - Loving Oblomov

Michael's Essay - Loving Oblomov
Sometime in 2008, in a moment of preternatural folly, I announced to the world, or my part of it, that I was going to read War and Peace.

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Michael's essay - Loving Oblomov; Is Pakistan the world's most dangerous country; Essay - Hip hop class; The art and craft of Alex Colville; Tribute to Bob Carty

Michael's essay - Loving Oblomov; Is Pakistan the world's most dangerous country; Essay - Hip hop class; The art and craft of Alex Colville; Tribute to Bob Carty
This week on The Sunday Edition, for September 28, 2014.


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Essay - Hip hop dance class

Essay - Hip hop dance class
Do hip hop beats get your blood up? Make you want to move? Sweat it out? Sweat it off?

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Mourning the loss of Bob Carty: award-winning radio documentary producer

Mourning the loss of Bob Carty: award-winning radio documentary producer
We were saddened this week to learn of the death of Bob Carty. Bob was a brilliant, award-winning radio documentary producer based in Ottawa.

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Textbook prices that break the bank - Michael's essay; Kim Philby, a spy among friends; The barbershop - Essay; "The Unstable World" - Saudi Arabia; The right thing to do - Documentary

Textbook prices that break the bank - Michael's essay; Kim Philby, a spy among friends; The barbershop - Essay;
The Sunday Edition for September 21, 2014, with Michael Enright

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Kim Philby, a spy among friends

Kim Philby, a spy among friends
He was a brilliant and dashing Englishman whose charm, sartorial style and never-ending sense of bonhomie bewitched scores of friends, lovers and colleagues. 

And, he was the most notorious spy of the 20th century. 

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Textbook prices that break the bank

Textbook prices that break the bank
It has been estimated that by the time a Canadian student graduates from university, he or she will be, on average, about $25,000 in debt...which is enough to put anybody off the idea of going to university.

Rising tuition and the need for increased student loans are central to the debt question, but there is another area which cries out for reform: the cost of university textbooks.

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Rising above on-line hate

Rising above on-line hate
"I'd like a haircut, please."

Sounds like a simple request. It is a simple request.

But in Regina, it turned into much more than that, and unleashed a torrent of ugly words, and hatred.

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