Professor Graham Allison of Harvard has been an influential (and occasionally controversial) academic in America for some years. In an article in Foreign Affairs he gives another view of liberalism that challenges my own views. He begins by saying that "Among the debates that have swept the U.S. foreign policy community since the beginning of … Continue reading More on liberalism
I am sorry to hear of the death of Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Charles Krauthammer. I didn't agree with everything he said but I was a great admirer of the (mostly) cogent and principled arguments he made. America conservatism, but which I mean classical liberalism, has lost a powerful advocate.
Several Liberal Members of Parliament have been complaining, on social media, that the Conservative parliamentary manoeuvre designed to keep them all at their desks, in the House of Commons, voting on issues ~ you know, what we pay them to do ~ is an "insult to Islam" because those votes, which were, by the way, … Continue reading Maybe it’s time
This is longer than I planned when I started to write it, but I hope some will read most it because I believe this is important for Canadians, especially for Canadian Conservatives. Bagehot is the nom de plume under which one of The Economists writers, currently (I think) Adrian Wooldridge writes about British affairs. This … Continue reading I wish I’d said this, too (even though there’s a lot of it)
A few years ago the big deals in government were things like 'outsourcing' and 'alternative service delivery' and so on ~ all ways designed to 'help' us, we were assured, to "do more with less," when fiscal times were tough. No one is more familiar with fiscal 'tough times' than the Canadian Armed Forces, even … Continue reading Outsourcing, etc
The whole world is outraged at the fact ~ which seems undisputed ~ that US border security agents separate children from their parents and detain them in less that perfect facilities. It would never happen here, we say to ourselves ... smugly. Really? This University of Toronto Faculty of Law report is from September 2016, … Continue reading Really?
It's not secret that I have scant regard for US President Donald J Trump. I know he has tens of millions of supporters in America and in Australia, Britain and Canada, too, but I believe that they are all as deluded as he is. Yonden Lhatoo (it's a Tibetan name, that's where he's from) is … Continue reading I wish I’d said that