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Accounting for the order of the universe

Apiece by Jan Hoffman in The New York Times recently went to work on the word “narcissism.” It noted that everyone and his brother...

How not to enforce order

Having advertised myself as a “connoisseur of riots” in Wednesday’s column, I now come rather late to the tasting, a full week after milling...

Chamberlain should have got a Nobel, too

Before we go anywhere, with the Nobel Peace Prize, I think something should be said in defence of Neville Chamberlain. Chamberlain has received a bad...

When nice is not so nice

Just three weeks ago, I was writing in this space against niceness. I have pursued the theme recently with praise (sometimes backhanded) not only...

The limits of science

While he more-or-less promised not to return to this subject for a while, and it doesn’t really feel like “a while” yet, your faithful...

A serious man for what once was a serious job

A serious man for what once was a serious job The last governor general I remember who seemed an appropriate choice for the position, and...

A victory for the people

We take it for granted up here in Canada that our political class should tell us how to spend our own money in election...

No peace in our time

As John Bolton, the former American ambassador to the United Nations, has said, the U.S. National Intelligence Estimate on Iran was not an intelligence...

What we fight for

We have two important anniversaries this week: tomorrow is the 20th of the massacre in Tiananmen Square. Saturday will be the 65th of D-Day....

We learn a lot from birds and bananas

Honduras has been in the news, and I’ve been tempted to write a column about developments there, where a semi-demented, Castroist-Allendist-Sandinist-Hugo Chavez Marxist was...

Taking swine flu in our stride

The politically correct term is now “H1N1.” The original term, “swine flu”—which caught on spontaneously, in all the European languages at least—has been ruled...

Learning to fight a long war

The prevailing notion - at least in the mainstream media, if you know what I mean - is that we should stay in Afghanistan...

The truth leaks out

In an exemplary show of responsible journalism, the New York Times last week began running articles that analyze the latest trove of WikiLeaks documents,...

Always beware of the utopians

Among the yellowed, mouldering paperbacks I recently fetched up from the storage locker of my past life was a small, especially crumbly edition of...

What I mean by shamanism

I used the S-word in a column last week (“shamanism”), and received from my readers so many puzzled queries that I will now try...

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