Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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Humanist revolution

Call me an anarchist, but I don’t like books to be all the same size. They aren’t, of course, but there are people who...

The world’s most despicable socialist regime

More than a fortnight has passed since a major cyclone struck the heavily populated coastal and delta plains of Burma, causing casualties in six...

A beautiful soul

The easiest columns become the hardest to write. When I learned that Anne Roche Muggeridge had died, my first thought was incommunicable; but my...

Save us, please, from those who would save the earth

Snow fell on London this last week, a beautiful blanket of snow—the first to fall in the month of October since the year of...

The “man-made global warming” set: Scare tacticians

And then there was acid rain, and then there was the ozone hole and ... I hardly had space in my column for Saturday...

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...

Fruitless pursuits

President Bush is touring this week Egypt, Israel, the Palestinian territories, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates. With a year to...

Denial, lies and peace-making

There are two ways to sin: by commission, and by omission. And there are two ways to lie. The more brazen may tell big...

The PR school of foreign affairs

My reader may not be entirely surprised to learn that I have never pursued a career in “public relations.” I know people who have,...

Religion need not conflict with science

Iam no good at explaining things. This must be true, because the only alternative is that some of my readers are no good at...

Cult worship

One of the persistent themes of these columns, especially over the last couple of years, has been what might be abbreviated to, “Scientism versus...

What Sarah Palin represents

One of the charms of print journalism is that columns must be filed in advance of publication. This affords the reader an opportunity to...

Educating the public

I am luckier than most North Americans, having benefited at formative moments in my childhood from attending backward private schools. That word “backward” is...

The meaning of work

Labour Day is part of the rich Protestant heritage of Ontario, that once included Orange parades, excellent public schools, unequal separate ones, fall fairs...

Going to ruin

Confession of a rightwing Christian newspaper pundit: there are mornings (yesterday was an example) when I look over the headlines in the newspapers, and...