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Have faith in Middle America

The West’s demographic decline is accompanied by the weakening of traditional faith in Christianity. The United States among all the advanced industrial democracies of...

Perverting Islam for politics

Our normal inclination in understanding and explaining events such as the war in Lebanon is to focus on immediate causes. Seeking perspective or distance...

A fond farewell to Bush

As President George W. Bush departs from the White House, he leaves with the lowest public approval for any president since Harry Truman. Public...

UN is rotten to the core

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan is a prime example, I wrote last week, of Peter’s Principle—“an individual in a hierarchical organization rises to the...

A choice awaits Arab states

History does not progress in a straight line for people from whichever point they set forth to their desired end. This illusion is served...

Iraq’s brilliant example

‘Purple-finger revolution’ is a vindication of U.S. policy For the third time in a year, Iraqis confounded the world as they went to the polls...

Sharing Blake at Christmas

We live in deeply troubled times, and these will likely grow in our increasingly inter-connected world. But happily once a year when much of the...

Manley provides political cover

The independent panel’s report on Canada’s role in Afghanistan is a quick read. It should be widely read by Canadians as Parliament engages in debate...

Yeltsin’s moment in history

The demise of Boris Yeltsin stirred memories of those who watched him in the summer of 1991 as the Soviet Union fell apart. Yeltsin...

Islam’s worst enemies

Extremists’ violent perversion of religion threatens us all On the eve of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, Muslim terrorists belonging to Indonesia’s...

Grewal affair hurts Conservative hopes

MONTREAL - The tale of the Grewal tapes was suspect when it broke and added little to what is known about the ethics...

Awash in multicultural mishaps

The most pressing issue in the West at the present time relates to culture and not the economy. The issue has emerged in American politics...

Freedom trampled by tyrants

Mao Zedong once posed the question “Why can an egg but not a stone be transformed into a chicken?” In his essay On Contradiction, Mao...

Time to purge the ranks

Politics in democracies is regularly conducted within grey areas where issues are purposely blurred. This is the nature of democratic politics—of bargaining and compromises...

Pakistan’s heavy hand

In November, 1970, a mighty cyclone made landfall in the eastern half of Pakistan, in what now part of Bangladesh. Tidal waves swept across...