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When I was younger I loved pancakes. Excuse me, I loved MAPLE SYRUP. Pancakes were a way to get as much maple syrup on my plate, my hands, and my face.

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Too Black

By David South The Financial Post Magazine (Toronto, Canada), May 1992 They’ve sold their hip clothing designs out of their basement and out of the back of their car. Now the young designers and marketers behind Toronto’s Too Black Guys can boast that their wares are being sold out of film-maker Spike Lee’s shop in Brooklyn, […]

Land Of The Free, Home Of The Bored

Underwhelmed by Bill Clinton’s Democrats By Nate Hendley and David South Id Magazine (Canada), November 14 – 27, 1996 Toronto – It’s Tuesday, November 5 – American election night. A crisp autumn evening greets our search for the political philosophy buried in the US Democratic Party. Is it really the liberal heart of the United […]

Wild East 17 Years Later | 2000 – 2017

Published in 2000 (ECW Press: Toronto), Wild East: Travels in the New Mongolia is 17 years old. It is also 100 years since the 1917 October Revolution in Russia that began the long experiment of the Soviet Union. Mongolia was the second country after Russia to adopt Communism. The world has changed considerably since then; and so has Mongolia. The digital […]

“Buying into capitalism”

It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to comment on a draft of Buying into capitalism: Mongolians’ changing perceptions of capitalism in the transition years by External Professor Emeritus Paula L. W. Sabloff from the Santa Fe Institute (12 Oct 2020: Central Asian Survey).  “A political anthropologist, she uses complex-systems tools to analyze three different databases: Mongolians’ changing […]

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