National Post Columns from 2005

Robert Fulford's columns appeared regularly in the National Post from 1999 to 2019.
His most recent columns are available on the National Post website.

Do not disturb December 31, 2005
Coming down firmly on both sides: Steven Spielberg's Munich refuses to be bound by the rigours of truth December 27, 2005
City of light: Toronto is fervently remaking itself into a vessel of innovation & culture December 24, 2005
Christmas confessions of an unbeliever December 24, 2005
ROM with a view: With the opening of its newest galleries, the Royal Ontario Museum hopes to shed some light on both its collections and its own history December 20, 2005
Canada's emotional necessity December 17, 2005
Life through his eyes: Photo blogger Sam Javanrouh marvels in minutiae December 13, 2005
'Re-educating' Tibet December 10, 2005
Creation myths of the fourth estate: Hollywood finds melodrama in journalistic integrity December 6, 2005
One Scream, twice stolen: The artist behind the painting has his own chilling story November 29, 2005
The frivolity of evil November 26, 2005
The Deutsch: my kind of volk: A new Web service brings the best of German ideas to auslander inboxes November 22, 2005
Mark Steyn, opinionmonger November 19, 2005
Anti-Americanism, bred in the bone November 17, 2005
In the shadow of greatness: Play depicts Welles, Olivier facing the terror of theatrical accomplishment November 15, 2005
A torpedo in a three-piece suit November 11, 2005
Not a day over 500: Hans Memling's portraits make 1465 look like yesterday November 8, 2005
Is Maureen Dowd necessary? November 5, 2005
No more boobs on the tube: The gumshoe has given way to PhDs and quirky, brooding geniuses November 1, 2005
Hollywood's false martyrs October 29, 2005
Memoirs of a gossipy egotist: From beyond the grave, Nobel Prize winner Elias Canetti smears reputations October 25, 2005
The socialism of fools October 22, 2005
So long, Saturday Night, for now: It has not made money since '48, but magazine has perfected Lazarus act October 21, 2005
The original man of mystery: Sherlock Holmes author returns to popular literature October 18, 2005
The two Harold Pinters October 17, 2005
Rewriting history (literally) October 15, 2005
12 angry men and 13 whiny ones: A book of 25 essays shows guys in 2005 love to complain October 11, 2005
Why are aliens so boring? October 8, 2005
The Great one: AGO's Catherine exhibition gives a shout out to vanity October 4, 2005
Canada's urban gold rush October 1, 2005
An obnoxious look at China October 1, 2005
The truth about sex slavery September 28, 2005
Sorry, case clothed: Russell Smith's style rulings are the law because he says so September 27, 2005
The values battle September 24, 2005
50 years after Lolita September 20, 2005
Stalin's grand delusion September 17, 2005
Documenting a feat of monumental destruction September 13, 2005
Learning to bear the unbearable September 10, 2005
Public tragedy, private pain: In a sea of powerful images, where do we find catharsis? September 6, 2005
Where's the CBC vision? September 3, 2005
A city built on mud and optimism: New Orleans made its mark on history long ago September 1, 2005
The jagged edges of Broken Flowers: Deadpan can only go so far before it's dead boring August 30, 2005
Ontarians will be eloquent victims August 27, 2005
Bebop's hidden history revealed: New disc like winning the lottery without a ticket August 23, 2005
From mass murder to barroom kitsch August 20, 2005
Imperfect Molnar is better than none: Celebrating Hungary's most famous 'clever young scoundrel' August 16, 2005
Multiculturalism's eloquent enemy August 15, 2005
Academics are asking the wrong questions August 13, 2005
The Jung offenders: Psychoanalyst's descendants sully his reputation by trying to control it August 9, 2005
Wahhabism chills the blood August 6, 2005
It's all in the beginning: Oft-quoted - rarely in context - great opening lines in literature August 2, 2005
Moderate Islam's awakening July 30, 2005
All that is left behind: Thankfully, some of Andy Goldsworthy's work doesn't melt, decay or wash away July 26, 2005
Libel tourism goes to London July 23, 2005
The death wish of cinema: Who's to blame for Hollywood's box-office blues? July 19, 2005
Islamophobia isn't the problem July 16, 2005
The science we're digging: It's a golden age for archaeology July 12, 2005
Tales he never told July 9, 2005
Elmasry's fantasy outrage July 8, 2005
Is Laurie the cure for what ails TV?: House's ornery doctor may be the best medicine for a tired medium July 5, 2005
Origins of cottage country: Loved by a biographer -- and few others July 2, 2005
Seeing minimalists in a maximal space: An innovative gallery celebrates two years in upstate New York June 28, 2005
Caravan's meltdown June 25, 2005
A 'parody of talent': A new book posits that Saul Steinberg did for art what James Joyce did for literature June 21, 2005
The miracle of human trust June 18, 2005
The secret life of the octothorpe: No one really knows how the word for this familiar symbol came to exist -- which is what makes its story so fascinating June 14, 2005
For the glory of France June 11, 2005
A return to form: The Best of Youth recalls Italian cinema's glory days June 7, 2005
How the Auschwitz Trial failed June 4, 2005
Keeping history in the family: A biographer's worst enemies are the subject's heirs May 31, 2005
All the news fit to ... bury: The Times' blind eye to the Holocaust May 28, 2005
Build a literary legacy for yourself: Smart aspiring writers have their archives ready May 24, 2005
The party that can accommodate everyone May 21, 2005
Trying to find the real Lady Day: Those who try to tell Billie Holiday's story often discover an unknowable life May 17, 2005
Canada's handout culture: Gay and not so proud: Noriega of the north May 14, 2005
Stop the treadmill, I want to get off: Live cable news has become an art form in its extremes May 10, 2005
Mau is less May 7, 2005
Man of records: Freakonomics author's statistical microscope reveals a life less ordinary May 3, 2005
Whatever it takes to win April 30, 2005
Buying bliss for a buck or two: Dollar stores have become a welcome feature of our retail landscape April 26, 2005
Questions the Prime Minister wouldn't answer April 25, 2005
Surprised by happiness: Why are the middle-aged happier than the young? April 23, 2005
A vision? Yeah, it's around here somewhere... April 20, 2005
The life and lies of Charles Ponzi: New addition to the con-man canon suggests an honest man can't be grifted April 19, 2005
The last amusing Frenchman April 16, 2005
The mind of the self-mad man: Writer James Atlas flaunts his failure like a badge of honour April 12, 2005
Preaching to the Guardian's converted April 9, 2005
The great unread: Many have bought these books, but has anyone ever finished them? April 5, 2005
The foxes dine out in Geneva April 2, 2005
Ignorance's colourful bloom March 26, 2005
The Georgia of good and evil: Miss Savannah murder trial reveals much about this Southern society March 22, 2005
This President deserves credit March 19, 2005
The triumph of The Gates: Christo's project had a social impact that was deeply felt March 8, 2005
Pearson was a leader March 5, 2005
Hey, aren't you that guy from that movie?: Memorable, awkward moments among the Slightly Known March 1, 2005
Summers performs the loyalty dance February 26, 2005
Stiff prose of an anxious era February 19, 2005
Krazy Kat at last joins the kanon: Those who decried comic strips were on the wrong side of history February 15, 2005
Seeing a cult through a child's eyes February 12, 2005
The perfect end: Fiction and cinema's most memorable finales are inevitably surprising February 8, 2005
Canada's Muslim refusenik February 5, 2005
The house that built literature: The walls of a famed Brooklyn artists' residence are talking February 1, 2005
An enemy of principles January 29, 2005
Stars playing stars: To succeed, these performances should go beyond imitation January 25, 2005
There's no right to know in China January 22, 2005
Speech among history's best January 21, 2005
Engaged to the horrors of war: Jean-Pierre Jeunet brings the trenches into full focus January 18, 2005
Dan Rather got away with it again January 15, 2005
The checkered career of the adjective: Much-maligned part of speech has a place in literature January 11, 2005
Utopian ends, murderous means January 8, 2005
A most unique criticism: Gary Giddins came to jazz like a sinner comes to Jesus January 4, 2005
A key moment for the West January 3, 2005

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