Canada Day

As ever, Canada’s birthday celebration has inspired a bunch of articles and blogs on what it means to be Canadian, what we should be celebrating, and what we should be worried about.  Having been brought to Canada by parents who chose her as their home,  I do have the immigrant’s visceral love of Canada for … Continue reading

The Lost Art Of Democratic Argument

Here Michael Sandel, the Harvard philosopher, tests out some of the ideas in his new book, Justice: What’s the Right Thing to do? His premise: that democracy thrives on, in fact requires, civil debates on the big moral and political issues governments are wrestling with. We are seeing more and more discussion of what ails … Continue reading