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Weighing a strike on Iran

Curiously enough, one feels a little better about the Iranian nuclear threat after reviewing accounts of their missile tests this week. This would not...

Summit of fools

There are two very big, very foolish ideas on the table at the G20 Summit. One of them is “Anglo-Saxon,” or at least Anglo-American....

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...

Moral order is easy to tear down, hard to build

While I unburdened myself last week of my contempt for Canada’s governess-general, her chief justice, her prime minister and other, undesignated officials—in the affair...

Lament for a nation

There is nothing new under the sun: and I mean, nothing. It is a point brought home to us with increasing force by the...

The historical fact of Israel

Along the latest fork prong in the “roadmap to peace,” the Palestinian side has declared that, while it is true Yasser Arafat “recognized” the...

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,...

Just Say No

Last week’s Ontario election was of broader than Ontario significance. By overwhelmingly rejecting a referendum proposal to introduce “proportional representation,” the province’s voters did...

Save us from scientism

The term “Settled science”—an oxymoron posing as an argument—might also serve as a moniker for our scientistic, post-rational age. Working from the (fatuous) assumption...

A new strategy for Afghanistan

Matthew Hoh, a U.S. foreign service officer, resigned recently from his commission in Afghanistan’s Zabul province, writing a letter in which he expressed doubts,...

On being skeptically attentive

Let’s start Saturday morning with a quiz: The number of visibly oiled mammal carcasses found since the recent BP oil leach into the Gulf of...

Refusing to do harm

In the time since I last wrote on the topic, Canada’s various “human rights” kangaroo courts have publicly retreated on several fronts. Several ludicrous...

A buyer’s market

Our word for today will be: “monopsony.” This is an item of economist’s jargon, which I promise to define in due course. Economists generally get...

Goodbye Iraq

The war in Iraq is now over. All American combat operations are suspended. The troops are going home. Hooray. The Iraqi prime minister has...

Enabling dependency on government

There have been many subtle arguments over the years, about why the Canadian health-care system is better than the American one—how it costs less,...