The Canadian Culture Wars

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Susan Riley adds a valuable perspective on the current war about who started the culture war in Canada.  A case can be made, I think, that we Canadians are massively ambivalent about how much moral content we want in our politics.   We have prided ourselves on the pragmatism of our politics.  Our politicians, especially when … Continue reading

Slogans No Substitute For Discussion and Debate

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Recent events have prompted some discussion of wedge politics and the lack of meaningful political discourse in this country.  A related issue that deserves some attention is the increasing reliance on simplifying slogans as a substitute for debate.  While not new, in the age of social media, the slogan rules. For  example, every time a … Continue reading

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