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The article discusses the Treaty of Non-Aggression between Germany and the Soviet Union also known as the Molotov-Ribbentrop or Hitler-Stalin pact that was signed on August 23, 1939. It mentions that the Soviet Union has saved 12 million people including two million Jews in Poland from Hitler's...
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Rev. of Taking root: the origins of the Canadian Jewish community, by Gerald Tulchinsky
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Mauritius in 2000 held its seventh free election since independence, resulting in the third democratic transfer of power in its history. This article describes electoral politics since independence and demonstrates that, by virtue of their numbers, it also remains an inescapable fact that Indo-Mauri...
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Rev. of The Marxists and the Jewish question: the history of a debate (1834-1943), by Enzo Traverso
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Focuses on the contribution of the poly-ethnic character of the Mauritian society on the democratic politics and economic success in Africa. Ethnic composition of the Mauritian society; Details on the formation of political parties and electoral system; Stability of the democratic political environm...
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Analyzes the complex interplay of traditional native and modern liberal secular politics in Fiji. Role of the Methodist Church in shaping an ethnic Fijian national consciousness; Influence of the church on the politics and governing institutions of the state; Description of the religious underpinnin...
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Discusses the role of Canadian-born arctic explorer, scientist, and writer Vilhjalmur Stefansson (1879-1962), who, during the 1930's-40's, became active in the American Committee for the Settlement of Jews in Birobidzhan (or Ambijan), a US Communist front organization that relocated Jews to eastern ...
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Rev. of Of passionate intensity: right-wing populism and the Reform Party of Canada, by Trevor Harrison
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On 7 May 1934, when Mikhail Kalinin officially declared Birobidzhan the Jewish Autonomous Region, [Reuben Brainin] recalled that the ICOR was the first organization outside the USSR to provide aid. "Long live the Leninist national policy of the Soviet Union!" proclaimed rapturous ICOR members. Brain...
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Rev. of The Jews in Canada, by Robert J. Brym; William Shaffir and Morton Weinfeld
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When Canada did decide to admit a very small number of refugees in 1946, in part due to pressure from the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) and other relief organizations in Europe, it would be by way of a special program based on cabinet orders-in-council, rather than ...
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When it comes to the practice of democratic politics, do size and insularity matter? A number of studies suggest that small island states are more likely to be democratic than others, regardless of levels of economic development. The Commonwealth islands, especially, have done very well on indices o...
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Islanders may have come to accept the reality of closer economic ties with the other provinces in the region, but they still balk at any suggestion of political union; the most recent wave of pro-union sentiment elsewhere in Canada has met a frosty reception on PEI. The Guardian, the island's most i...
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Rev. of Bolsheviks and British Jews: The Anglo-Jewish Community, Britain and the Russian Revolution, by Sharman Kadish
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Traces the May 2000 coup d'etat in Fiji to a clash of ethnic nationalism. Native property rights during and after British colonial rule; Political and economic success of Indians; Implications of events in Fiji for Canada's aboriginal population.; Traces the May 2000 coup d'etat in Fiji to a clash o...
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Rev. of Shades of Right: Nativist and fascist Politics in Canada, 1920-1940, by Martin Robin