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.
Thursday, Dec. 11 2014, The Globe and Mail
The early 20th century Shakespeare scholar, A.C. Bradley, argued that the tragic hero must possess an inner flaw which will become the inevitable source of his failure. The higher his worldly status, the more poignant his downfall. This week, 100 years later, the member states that make up the International Criminal Court and oversee its administration are meeting in New York. They are discussing the budget, electing new judges, instituting mechanisms for paying reparations to victims, and inaugurating a policy on sexual and gender-based crimes. But there’s an elephant in the room: Kenya – the country whose actions have highlighted a similar flaw at the heart of the ICC. [more]
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]