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David Berlin

Author, journalist, editor

David Berlin is an Israeli-born journalist and editor, who grew up in Canada but returned for a brief time to live in Israel. He served his military duty in Ariel Sharon’s reconnaissance unit, Sayeret Shaked, and took part in Sharon’s Suez campaign.

After teaching at several universities, Berlin became the editor of The Literary Review of Canada. In 2000 he ran for federal office, and visited Israel and Jordan as part of a Canadian government delegation. In 2002, he co-founded and became the first editor-in-chief of The Walrus magazine. His journalism has also appeared in The Walrus, to which he contributed several pieces on the Middle East, as well as in Saturday Night, The Globe and Mail, National Post and Haaretz newspaper in Israel.

He lives in Toronto with his wife Deborah, a violinist, and their three children.
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NDP Leadership: For Once Let's Act Like the Party of Winners

While canvassing I asked one community resident, "Why do people in this building hate the NDP?" He replied, "I will tell you something. I am a loser... And I don't want to be friends with losers... I want to be part of a winning team... Do you understand that? I want to be a winner."
09/14/2011 02:57 EDT