The Anglosphere (2) ~ Nostalgic Nationalism

Edoardo Campanella and Marta Dassù, two Italians associated with the Aspen Institute, writing in Foreign Affairs, suggest that "nostalgic nationalism," which is how some people describe most notions about the Anglosphere, including CANZUK, can succeed, might even prosper, and could be good for global peace and stability because "there is room for new forms of … Continue reading The Anglosphere (2) ~ Nostalgic Nationalism

The defence budget dilemma

A member at, who self identifies as an officer in the Medical Branch, said, in a discussion about the defence budget woes: "If neither the defence budget nor the number of CAF personnel increase, it is indeed a zero sum game. More personnel for cyber and SOF would require a reduction from some other … Continue reading The defence budget dilemma

More on border security

Konrad Yakabuski, writing, a few days ago, in the Globe and Mail, took aim at the ample girth of Montreals' hypocritical mayor (and Trump like populist) Denis Coderre for joining the nonsensical and counterproductive parade of silly cities that, in their own form of juvenile hissy fit against President Trump's election, in a foreign country, … Continue reading More on border security

The Dignity Deficit

There is an interesting, thought provoking and slightly scary article, by Arthur C Brooks in Foreign Affairs entitled "The Dignity Deficit." Warning: Dr Brooks is president of the conservative American Enterprise Institute, so he writes with a point of view, but what he writes should make us all, even the most progressive, think a bit … Continue reading The Dignity Deficit

Making a wrong choice

As I have often mentioned, one of the primary aims of Team Trudeau seems to be to continuously rewrite history so that nothing Justin Trudeau might have ever said can be seen to be anything but "right." Nowhere is this more evident than in the CF-18 replacement fiasco. He said ... ... now anyone with … Continue reading Making a wrong choice

A bigger Chinese threat to peace

A couple of days ago I commented on the potential for  Sino-American conflict in the South China Seas to flare up into real combat. It is a potential, but, I think, an improbable threat to peace ... cooler heads, on both sides, will prevail, I believe, and stop any escalations (which are likely) well short of war. … Continue reading A bigger Chinese threat to peace

Making a right choice (2)

So, despite apparently having "lost" his first choice, because Vice Admiral (retired) Robert Harward could not reconcile his innate sense of duty with his distaste for the current, Trump, White House, President Trump appears, according to an article in the Globe and Mail, to have made a good choice in "Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster as … Continue reading Making a right choice (2)