This is, I hope, self evident ... especially to Conservatives. One cornerstone of our policy base must be that we will ensure that Canada always has enough "rough men" (and women) in our armed forces, that they are superbly disciplined, very well trained to "do violence on our behalf" whenever and wherever necessary (but always … Continue reading A year end thought
There is an excellent article in the C2C Journal by By: Ken Boessenkool, Sean Speer and James Wielgosz entitled "A Plan to Revive Civil Society in Canada." I highly recommend it to all. First: the authors understand what civil society really is: it is the web of local, grassroots, usually charitable, sometimes church based organizations that … Continue reading Reviving civil society
Pretty much every day since the October election my Twitter feed has been full of 140 character rants about either or both of the "evil Canadian media" or the "stupid Canadian voters." Conservatives who hold either view, or, worse, both, are the real problem. The media, broadly, is not full of Liberal shills ... sure, … Continue reading Stop blaming the media and the voters!
There is a very interesting article by Stephanie Mudge on the London School of Economics website suggesting that there is "a deepening rift in the economic prospects of older vs younger generations" in America and Britain (and Canada) which explains the sudden popularity of e.g. Jeremy Corbyn, Bernie Sanders and, I daresay, Justin Trudeau. Prof … Continue reading The “old left” rises again
Many Conservatives will be angry at an article, by Andrew Cohen, in the Ottawa Citizen because it takes an unnecessary, nasty and false swipe at Prime Minister Stephen Harper, describing the his years in power as "a low, dishonest decade of politics." It is, of course, quite wrong to use "dishonest" when describing Prime Minister … Continue reading Good advice from a tarnished source
A few years ago I started a topic in Army.ca entitled "Grand Strategy for a Divided America." The topic title referred to an article from Foreign Affairs of the same name by Charles A. Kupchan and Peter L. Trubowitz ~ it is reproduced, in full, in the Army.ca thread. One of the main problems facing … Continue reading Following the Blind Leader
I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, or a Happy Holiday if you don't keep Christmas ... I am, especially, thinking of those in the Canadian Forces, and in allied forces, and in our foreign service who cannot be with their families for traditional celebrations because "duty calls," and that call may even place them … Continue reading Merry Christmas