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Kim Philby, a spy among friends

Philby press conference at his mother's home in London, 1955 (Getty Images/Keystone)

Philby press conference at his mother's home in London, 1955 (Getty Images/Keystone)

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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 - 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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The right thing to do

The right thing to do
When Ross McLeod, owner and CEO of Intelligarde Security, climbed out of his dentist's chair last spring, the hygienist picked up his chart and asked him to confirm his next of kin.

An elderly patient had nearly died in the chair a few weeks earlier. There had been no one, no relative, no friend - to contact in case of emergency.

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Death On-Screen in the Digital Age - Michael's Essay; Justin Trudeau; Mail: Universities; Naomi Klein; Doc - Librarian to the Maestro

Death On-Screen in the Digital Age - Michael's Essay; Justin Trudeau; Mail: Universities; Naomi Klein; Doc - Librarian to the Maestro
This week on the Sunday Edition for September 14, 2014, with Michael Enright

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Michael's Essay - Death On-Screen in the Digital Age

Michael's Essay - Death On-Screen in the Digital Age
The final tipping point that persuaded Americans that the United States was tangled up in an unwinnable war was the Tet Offensive of 1968.

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Naomi Klein says this changes everything

Naomi Klein says this changes everything
An existential crisis for the human species, a clear and present danger to civilization, a death sentence for the planet, a weapon of mass destruction: these are just some of the phrases you will find in Naomi Klein's new book, This Changes Everything. The book is a wake-up call about the state of the environment. 

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Librarian to the Maestro

Librarian to the Maestro
At twenty-to-eight on the evening of September 22nd, Robert Sutherland will knock on James Levine's dressing room door at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. He will check to see whether the Maestro needs anything. He will pick up the conductor's music score, slip down to the orchestra pit and place it on the stand. Those are just a few of the things a music librarian does.

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Ethel Bruneau - at 78, she's Montreal's "Tap Queen"

Ethel Bruneau - at 78, she's Montreal's
"Listen to my feet," said John W. Bubbles, the father of Rhythm Tap, "and I will tell you the story of my life." Ethel Bruneau - Montreal's "mother of Tap", has great feet, and they have quite the 
tale too.

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