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HOLY TERRAIN

  Holy Terrain: We are All Running On the Same Ground   Whatever you were picturing when you read the words “holy terrain,” I bet it wasn’t Cedarvale Ravine. The 7.2-kilometer trail snaking through the heart of Toronto is flanked by drab apartment buildings and segmented by long stretches of ominous wetland growing in defiance of the subway that threatens the landscape from below. Folks say a brook once babbled there, but all you can hear now is a gurgling sewer. The ravine is the kind of place where you picture local kids searching for dead bodies in the summer,...

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A different place. But the routes remain the same. 

By Simon Freeman __________   The heavy clouds casting a mid-afternoon gloom - that makes it feel hours later than it actually is - tell me that I need to get to bed early tonight. That I shouldn’t indulge in too many episodes of the Netflix series I’m currently working my way through. Staying up late means I won’t get enough sleep to make the most of the day tomorrow. The gathering clouds tell me that snow is on the way. Of course, I don’t need to make a detailed observation of the streaks of Altostratus clouds and combine that...

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Ever Change: Courir sur terre

Le mariage royal de Meghan Markle et du prince Harry a dominé l’actualité en 2018, éclipsant d’autres nouvelles importantes comme le fait que les monarchies existent encore ainsi que la publication du livre le plus populaire de l’été cette année là: vous le connaissez tous, Où atterir? Comment s’orienter en politique par Bruno Latour. Quand les États Unis ont menacé de quitter l’accord de Paris, Latour, un philosophe reconnu mondialement par peut-être 3 ou 4 personnes, a fait ce que les universitaires savent le mieux faire: il a écrit un livre qu’absolument personne n’a lu. Où atterir? est un vai...

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Ever Change: Running Back Down to Earth

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s royal wedding dominated the news in 2018, overshadowing much more important matters like the fact that monarchies even still exist and the release of the hottest beach read ever: you all know it, Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime by Bruno Latour. When the US threatened to pull out of the Paris Agreement, Latour, a world-renowned philosopher (in the sense that maybe 3 or 4 people have sort of heard of him) did what academics do best: he wrote a book absolutely nobody read. Down to Earth is a spicy page-turner about...

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