Archive for the ‘Essays’ Category

Schuman’s Ghost

Posted on: February 14th, 2011 by iainmarlow | 2 Comments

In 2011, the ghost of Robert Schuman returns. His dream of a “federation of Europe” will likely become the subject of fiery debates that could slowly break the taboos associated with European fiscal federalism.

Lifting the veil of Albania, with pedals

Posted on: July 18th, 2010 by iainmarlow | 1 Comment

We cycle into Albania with butterflies in our stomachs. It is, after all, Albania – home to a 40-year dictatorship that, until recently, left it as closed off from the world as North Korea is today. It is the wild frontier between East and West.

A foreign woman in Beijing

Posted on: March 7th, 2010 by iainmarlow | No Comments

Laura Fitch, the Review’s Senior Editor for China, as part of an ongoing project, has interviewed and photographed women in a series that examines the lives of a few women building a life in the capital of the world’s next superpower.

Stowing Away in Bombay

Posted on: February 6th, 2010 by iainmarlow | No Comments

My companions were safely in first class. I, on the other hand, had “Waiting List” ticket #482 in my sweaty palm and a clammy nervousness was spreading over me like a fever.

Aid, agendas, power and bodies

Posted on: September 27th, 2009 by iainmarlow | No Comments

The Development Insider argues that development agencies and their agendas are as malleable as the people they claim to help. It’s all about power.

The Relationships Between Ideas

Posted on: September 27th, 2009 by iainmarlow | 1 Comment

In this cosmopolitan age of contractual work and fluid personal relationships stretched over oceans, Toronto Review editor Iain Marlow contemplates the friendship between himself and a roommate