A selection of Daniel’s published essays, features and reviews over the years.

Death of a Liberal Delusion

                                                Review of Ian Burma’s Murder in Amsterdam, posted on thetyee.ca on November 2, 2006 Provocateur Theo van Gogh's murder wasn't the only ugly end in Amsterdam. By Daniel Gawthrop On November 2, 2004, Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh was riding his bicycle to work on a cold and dreary autumn morning…

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Flash and Burn Outlaws

                                            Published in the Fall 2006 edition of the quarterly Vancouver Review, and posted on thetyee.ca on October 19, 2006 WRITERS FEST: South Asian gangster life the stuff of two new novels, one set in B.C. By Daniel Gawthrop What is it about British publishers and their obsession with street lingo? The hype surrounding…

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Adam & Steve Forever

  Daniel Gawthrop: Adam & Steve Forever How far have we come? Well, I've gone from closeted to queer opponent of gay marriage to preparing my wedding. By Daniel Gawthrop Posted on thetyee.ca on December 10, 2004 When I first heard the news that the Supreme Court of Canada had affirmed same-sex marriage rights—thus paving the way for Paul Martin's Liberal government to formally legalize queer marriage—the fact it was all happening on December 9…

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One Too Many for the Gipper

  Posted on theTyee.ca on June 7, 2004 It’s not whether George W. Bush measures up to Ronald Reagan. It’s that too many Americans think Reagan’s legacy is worth celebrating. By Daniel Gawthrop [Editor’s note: Steve Burgess’s article comparing George W. Bush unfavourably to Ronald Reagan, on the occasion of Reagan’s death, drew a number of responses.] Steve Burgess is a darned good humourist, and consistently so. Which is why I was a little disappointed…

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In The Thrall of the Passionate Buddha

  Posted on theTyee.ca on April 19, 2004 He spooks official China; he enraptures Goldie Hawn. How to explain the impact of the Tibetan spiritual leader? By Daniel Gawthrop Every time Tenzin Gyatso—better known as His Holiness, the XIV Dalai Lama—lands in a Western country, two kinds of stories abound. The first is political: will the country’s presiding leader grant an audience with His Holiness, thus incurring the wrath of the Chinese government (which on…

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