Ex-CBC executive spills beans on state broadcaster

The Tower of Babble: Sins, Secrets and Successes Inside the CBC

by Richard Stursberg (Douglas & McIntyre, $32.95, 288 pages)

“You don’t even have to read it – the very existence of a book like The Tower of Babble proves the author’s thesis that the CBC is broken.

Employees of every enterprise with the word “corporation” in its name sign confidentiality agreements, on the day they’re hired, and the day they’re fired. Boilerplate strictures forbid current and former staffers from revealing company secrets.

Now open The Tower of Babble at random, and behold…”