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

Welcome to the Centre!

Just a brief welcome and a few words on The Centre for Global Challenges. Some of our best pundits have been asking why we in Canada are not having the kinds of national policy debates we need.  We know the challenges and risks but we are not talking about them publicly. We do of course … Continue reading