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
Today’s even longer than usual post has been published in full in The Mark News.
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
Progressivism, most would agree, is an elusive concept. This is a large part of its charm – it doesn’t generate pre-packaged solutions, has to be made concrete based on evidence in specific circumstances, and has the elasticity that these fragmented, changing and often discontinuous times demand. In that sense, we do know what progressivism is … Continue reading
I have been going back and forth with some friends about how to define “progressive”. Clearly, it’s a pretty elastic notion that provides significant room for diverse views and for adaptation to circumstance but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have great value or should be summarily dismissed. Read this terrific piece by Douglas Bell … Continue reading