Category Archives: Current Affairs

Yiddish with George and Laura by Ellis Weiner and Barbara Davilman

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 108 pages, 2006 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: We’ll call this a tribute to the mid-term elections of our southern neighbours. Synopsis: George and Laura Bush take their daughters to visit George Sr and Barbara for their birthdays, and are also joined by George’s charming assortment of brothers…but they’re doing it […]

An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 328 pages, 2006 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: I didn’t realize there was a book to go along with Gore’s movie of the same name until he was on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Synopsis: Global warming: proof that it exists; proof that we’re seeing the damage now and not […]

Dude, Where’s My Country? by Michael Moore

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in trade), 249 pages, 2003 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I liked Stupid White Men, as well as Moore’s documentary, “Bowling for Columbine.” Synopsis: Moore explores post-September 11, 2001 America, and how the event has been exploited and lied about for political gain, including trying to justify the war in […]

Fire and Ice: The United States, Canada and the Myth of Converging Values by Michael Adams

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in trade), 224 pages (incl. 80 pages of appendix and index), 2003 Rating: 7/10 Reason for Reading: It sounded interesting. Synopsis: Through a series of surveys conducted in 1992, 1996, and 2000, Adams explores how Canadians and Americans stack up against each other, values-wise, and argues that the two countries […]