Reporting on international events in the decade of the “war on terror” since 9/11 with a particular eye on Canada may not seem like an obvious approach. Yet such an approach was placed upon journalist Michelle Shephard as she reported for a Canadian readership from various warzones for the Toronto Star. Her experiences as a journalist in Somalia, Yemen, Guantanamo Bay and the US, have now made it into book form in Decade of Fear. The result is as much a reminder of the role that Canada and Canadians have often played throughout various events of the “war on terror” than it is an account of a foreign correspondent’s experiences.

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