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Rising up

We could begin by blaming George W. Bush for what is now happening in Iran. Not for everything, of course—not even the crazy Left...

In Iran, you win or you die

Everything is on the line in Iran, at present—not only the future of the Iranian regime, but also of the Middle East, and by...

They who confront false gods

We have just celebrated our northern Thanksgiving; and I, for one, am still assimilating an infusion of pheasant, stuffed with wild rice; of lamb...

Capitalism is local

In my recent Sunday natterings on “what is to be done”—my attempt to think positively, about the direction we should take as the bankrupt...

A police-patrolled brothel

By striking down all laws that limited the practice of prostitution in Canada, this week, Judge Susan Himel, of the Ontario Superior Court, was...

Resisting a voracious state

In France, the legal retirement age is 60. President Sarkozy, who like every other European leader is desperate to balance the books, proposes to...

Detached observers

The word “detachment” has several meanings. It may refer, for instance, to the state of being free of prejudice or bias, to being “disinterested”—a...

Obama, the world’s saviour

That we cannot solve, or even assuage, any problem, on the basis of wrong information, is one of those articles of faith to which...

Descartes for breakfast

Given world enough and time, perhaps given a little better education than I had, I should like to sit down and write a long,...

In praise of moral caution

A delicious question was asked in the Ottawa Citizen, this last week, and answered by Margaret Somerville, the McGill ethicist. It was, “What is...

Stop waiting for policy

I mentioned recently in this space a book by John Pepall, Against Reform, just published, which gets to the core of national politics. And...

Scientists try to speak with authority, but real authority resides elsewhere

For at least the next decade, the most august scientific authorities are now saying, global average temperatures will not increase. My first instinct, had...

Keep fighting

As was perfunctorily reported on Thursday, the Canadian “Human Rights” Commission, one of three HRCs to which Islamists took Maclean’s magazine for having published...

Getting cooler

A few months ago, I wrote a series of unflattering columns on current trends among the Gaia worshippers. The last of these opened, “The...

Permission to win

So far as I can make out—I am not writing from Iraq, but I do make a splendid effort to follow the plot there—the...