From Tolerance To Tyranny: A Cautionary Tale from Fifteenth-Century Spain, Cormorant Books
In-stores January 19, 2015
Erna is happy to announce the publication of From Tolerance to Tyranny: A Cautionary Tale from Fifteenth-Century Spain,an updated edition of her 1995 best-selling, award-winning book, The End of Days. The story of how medieval Europe’s most vibrant multicultural society became its least tolerant, with an Inquisition to purify the faith and two ethnic expulsions, continues to resonate powerfully in the first decades of the 21st century.
A one-hour documentary on the book will be broadcast January 21, 2015 on CBC radio IDEAS
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At long last, Long Shadows: Truth, Lies, and History will soon be a Random House of Canada e-book. On sale by the end of December, 2014.
Erna is thrilled to be honoured by University College, University of Toronto, as a “UC Alumni of Influence” 2014. Please follow the link for further information about other honorees and the gala dinner, which will take place on November 6, 2014.
UC Alumni of Influence 2014
Tuesday, November 4 2014, Ottawa Citizen
Later this month, the government of Barack Obama will send a delegation to Geneva to appear before the United Nations Committee Against Torture. The committee monitors how the 1984 UN Convention Against Torture is being implemented by its 158 state parties, and it’s an important review for the United States. Because after Sept. 11, 2001, the ground shifted in that country. The practice of torture reared its head, triggering scandals such as the Abu Ghraib affair in 2004, and there has never been a full recovery. [more]
Thursday, October 2 2014, Globe and Mail
A new edition of Erna Paris’s book From Tolerance to Tyranny: A Cautionary Tale from Fifteenth-Century Spain will be published in January.
In 1979 and 1980, the government of Canada admitted 50,000 Vietnamese refugees. Ordinary Canadians were invited to participate in the boat people program. My parents and our extended relatives and friends raised enough money to sponsor a family. They were diligent workers: Before long, they were driving a better car than we were. [more]