If journalism is the first draft of history, it’s equally important to see how the work stands the test of time. If the writing isn’t prescient and perspicacious, it doesn’t meet that test. This collection of columns and articles by L. Ian MacDonald – a sequel to Politics, People & Potpourri – meets that test. Much has happened in the politics of Canada and Quebec, as well as to the leaders who have defined and shaped the first two decades of the twenty-first century, since the first collection was published in 2009. The successful elec- tion campaigns of Harper and Trudeau form the political bookends of the present decade in Canada and the opening chapters of the book. Between these governments, there are the events, personalities, and issues that have shaped the political narrative and policy debate, from fiscal frameworks to clean energy and pipelines, from the Senate expense scandal and democratic reform to national security at home and the mission against isis abroad. In his columns, and longer pieces from Policy Options and Policy magazines, MacDonald provides clear-minded commentary on political issues salient to all Canadians – including the election of Donald Trump in the United States. He also profiles a diverse group of political figures, and writes moving tributes to departed, nationally respected figures such as Jean Béliveau, Jim Flaherty, Jack Layton, and Tom Van Dusen. This intelligent and entertaining collection presents MacDonald at his best, and offers a captivating view of Canadian politics and life. L. Ian MacDonald is a columnist, author, editor, broadcaster, and public speaker. He lives in Montreal. Liberal democratic societies with diverse populations generally offer minori- ties two usually contradictory objectives: the first is equal integration and par- ticipation; the second is an opportunity, within limits, to retain their culture. Yet Canadian Jews are successfully integrated into all domains of Canadian life, while at the same time they also seem able to retain their distinct identities by blending traditional religious values and rituals with contemporary cultural options. Like Everyone Else but Different illustrates how Canadian Jews have cre- ated a space within Canada’s multicultural environment that paradoxically overcomes the potential dangers of assimilation and diversity. At the same time, this comprehensive and data-driven study documents and interprets new trends and challenges including rising rates of intermarriage, newer pro- gressive religious options, finding equal space for women and lgbtq Jews, tensions between non-Orthodox and Orthodox Jews, and new forms of real and perceived anti-Semitism often related to Israel or Zionism, on campus and elsewhere. The striking feature of the Canadian Jewish community is its diversity. While this diversity can lead to cases of internal conflict, it also offers opportu- nities for adaptation and survival. Seventeen years after its first publication, this new edition of Like Everyone Else but Different provides definitive up- dates that blend research studies, survey and census data, newspaper accounts and articles, and the author’s personal observations and experiences to pro- vide an informative, provocative, and fascinating account of Jewish life and multiculturalism in contemporary Canada. Morton Weinfeld is professor of sociology and holds the chair in Canadian Ethnic Studies at McGill University. 1 5 M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 8 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Published for Policy Magazine May 2018 978-0-7735-5362-0 $39.95T CDN, $39.95A US, £33.00 cloth 6.75 x 9.75 344pp P O L I T I C A L S T U D I E S S P E C I F I C AT I O N S March 2018 978-0-7735-5281-4 $29.95A CDN, $29.95A US, £24.99 paper 978-0-7735-5280-7 $120.00S CDN, $120.00S US, £99.00 cloth 6 x 9 448pp eBook available J E W I S H S T U D I E S • E T H N I C H I S T O R Y Like Everyone Else but Different The Paradoxical Success of Canadian Jews, Second Edition morton weinfeld with randal f. schnoor and michelle shames A timely analysis of the possibilities and challenges of multiculturalism as seen in the iconic case of Canada’s Jewish community. Inside Politics l. ian macdonald An illuminating collection of writings from one of Canada’s most recognized political columnists.