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The Educated Imagination

Northrop Frye's 1962 CBC Massey Lectures provide a wonderful and concise introduction to his theories of literature and literary education.

The Cult of Efficiency

Janice Gross Stein illuminates public education and universal health care, locally and globally, as flashpoints in the debate about their efficiency.


In her 2008 CBC Massey Lectures, Margaret Atwood delivers a wide ranging, entertaining, and imaginative look at the topic of debt.

Necessary Illusions

Noam Chomsky considers how a democratized media could give us more meaningful participation in social and political life.


Ronald J. Deibert exposes the disturbing influence and impact of the internet on politics, the economy, the environment, and humanity.

The Return of History

A timely and fascinating analysis of twenty-first-century geopolitics by Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General Jennifer Welsh.

Nostalgia for the Absolute

George Steiner considers the decline of formal religious systems and the consequent moral and emotional emptiness in Western culture.

Power Shift

Bestselling author, journalist, and human rights activist Sally Armstrong argues that humankind requires the equal status of women and girls.

Biology As Ideology

Renowned geneticist R. C. Lewontin argues that science is a social institution and only by admitting its limitations we can appreciate its real value.

The Triumph of Narrative

In his 1999 CBC Massey Lectures, Robert Fulford reveals to us the mystery, power, and importance of story in all our lives.

Beyond Fate

In her 2002 CBC Massey Lectures, Margaret Visser examines why, in spite of modern ideals and freedoms, people often feel fatalistic.

Therefore Choose Life

The 1970 CBC Massey Lecture by Nobel Prize-winning scientist George Wald examines where we came from, who we are, and what is to become of us.