Monday, January 20, 2020

Keeping Jewish wives in lonely limbo

Karl Marx got many things wrong, but not this: “Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex.” My Hebraic ancestors,...

The love of self that won’t shut up

A hot new must-read book making the rounds is Frenchwoman Corinne Maier’s No Kids: Forty Good Reasons Not To Have Children. Having read her...

I distrust Obama—but that doesn’t make me paranoid

Like many Canadians, I find American politics have a more compelling claim on my attention than my own country’s. The existential stakes are higher,...

Addiction: Moralism and judgment

National Addictions Awareness Week begins today (Nov. 18-24). Everybody—informed or otherwise—has an opinion on addiction and how to treat it, so the subject never...

Canada’s debt to the Nemnis

Nobody wants to go to war, but there’s nothing to compare to the feeling of having fought and survived a victorious one. Mine—the 1995...

The human face of Bill 101

Last week, 28 years after the passage of Quebec’s draconian language law, Bill 101, the Supreme Court of Canada definitively ended the hopes...

Befriend the sinner, banish the sin

“Though with their high wrongs I am struck to the quick, Yet with my nobler reason, ‘gainst my fury Do I take part: the rarer action...

The thrill of nanny love

MONTREAL - ‘I’m in love,” my daughter Joanne, whose maternity leave is almost over, sighed down the telephone yesterday. “Ah!” I twigged immediately, knowing this...

Who are the real ‘ideologues’?

It was just the teeniest bit naughty of the Post last Saturday to accompany a story about the 25th anniversary of REAL Women of...

Be fruitful and multiply. Now.

I’ve just celebrated a significant birthday. How significant? Hint: I am now eligible to buy the orange bus tickets instead of the fuchsia ones,...

Quebecers in denial: Counterpoint

My Aug. 9 column , “The Rise of Quebecistan,” has become a focus for great controversy in Quebec. In the past week, I have...

Height restrictions at the sperm bank

A few months ago I took part in a mock debate whose annual tradition it is to task stand-up comics manqués with raising optimal...

Opening a window on closed campus minds

A new documentary shows how repressive university political correctness has become Early 20th-century American novelist Thomas Wolfe, the subject of my grad thesis, is most...

Le malaise Quebecois

On Feb. 2, Sylvain Bouchard, host of a Quebec City FM 93.3 talk show, got himself in hot water with the redoubtable Francoise David,...

Schism at the salon

A few months ago, I was charmed by an exchange via column and letters to the editor by libertarian Post columnist George Jonas and...
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