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An untethered Russian bear

It is years since I hauled out my favourite Josef Stalin quote. Time to carry it up from the basement, dust it off, and...

Truth begins at home

World Youth Day is something I witnessed only once, when it was happening around me in Toronto, six years ago. It is very much...

Decline of the media dinosaurs

It wasn’t the dinosaurs’ fault the asteroid hit them. Okay, let’s back up a bit. I am alluding to an hypothesis, first advanced by Luis...

Time to say goodbye to the CRTC

The assault on free speech and press in Canada continues on many bewildering fronts. While our “human rights” kangaroo courts have suffered recent setbacks,...

The dark shadow of Russia’s ambition

Vladimir Putin’s Russia has now effectively annexed the districts of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, which formerly belonged to the sovereign state of Georgia. The...

True science is beautiful

We learn from the Copenhagen Post, via Benny Peiser, that the Danish foreign ministry has already cancelled 20,000 overnight hotel reservations for people attending...

In search of a meaningful education

Gentle reader and I are enduring my series of Sunday columns in which I consider not “what is wrong with the world” but rather,...

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 pampered, privileged public service

The Dominion budget tabled this week (or “federal” as we now say, in emulation of the Americans) was full of restraint. We have been...

Living history

Next year will be the 10th anniversary of “9/11.” Mass planners note: It will fall on a Sunday. There is a considerable accumulation of...

Our cynical democracy

Learned a new word this week: “bobbleheads.” More precisely, I learned a new metaphor, having heard the word itself long before, applied to those...

Smashing the false gods

I should like to add today a footnote to the column I wrote on Sunday, in which I again confessed to being a heretic...

Images from the Canada we knew

I am often asked, by my younger readers, to recommend books about Canada that will tell them something about our country as it was...

Victims of the revolution

At the moment, a number of “interesting” cases are coming before Canada’s inaptly-named “human rights commissions.” I have mentioned in this space before the...

The moon and sparrows

In perhaps the most niggling investigation of all time, the author Dr. Chris Riley and the forensic linguist John Olsson have analysed the latest...