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Stephen Dale

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The author of four books of non-fiction, Stephen Dale has also made documentaries for CBC Radio's "Ideas" and other programs; worked as Canadian correspondent for InterPress Service (a news agency based in Rome, Italy, with a focus on the developing world); written a column for Canadian Family magazine; was a staff writer at NOW, Toronto's alternative newsweekly; and has worked on contract for several public interest organizations and agencies. As a freelancer, his articles have appeared in publications such as the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, This Magazine, New York Newsday, The Washington Post, Canadian Forum, Canadian Business and Toronto Life.

His latest book, Noble Illusions: Young Canada Goes to War, examines the pop-culture propaganda that helped persuade a generation of Canadian boys to rush off to fight in the trenches of World War One.  More information: and

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Noble Illusions: Young Canada Goes to War. Fernwood Publishing, 2014
Candy from Strangers: Kids and Consumer Culture. Vancouver, BC: New Star Books, 2005.
Lost in the Suburbs: A Political Travelogue. Toronto, ON: Stoddart, 1999; paperback, 2000.
McLuhan's Children: The Greenpeace Message and the Media. Toronto: Between the Lines, 1996.


Winner of Goodwin's Award for Alternative Journalism for 'Guns and Poses', This Magazine.
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