Exporting Democracy

I am reading Bob Rae’s fine book on Exporting Democracy and am experiencing profound feelings of alienation or maybe just superficial feelings of confusion.  In either case, this is not a review of the book except to say that it is thoughtful and nuanced, and particularly welcome at this time when we ought to be … Continue reading

Anger Management

The punditry here and in the U.S. is talking more and more about the populist anger afoot and how it is becoming an increasingly powerful political force.  Whether to emulate, repudiate or retaliate, everybody everywhere seems to be watching the Tea Party.  Anger, it seems,  has become the new political battleground. I don’t want to … Continue reading