In the early 1960s, the American scholar Fritz Stern wrote a book examining the 19th century intellectual and political roots of “national...Read More
A dozen ragged men trudged along the winding road to the City, arguing vehemently among themselves. Only their leader – the one they called the Teacher – remained silent.
Strong views on...Read More
Earlier this month, the Canadian Ecofiscal Commission, an independently financed panel of economists aided by a cross-partisan advisory group (of which...Read More
There is a pattern to Alberta provincial politics which is unlike that of any other province. It has two major characteristics: (1) Long periods of one-party government â€“ only four...Read More
Some 15 years ago, the corporate world was racked with major corporate and accounting scandals perpetrated by companies like Enron and WorldCom. Investors and the general public had their faith in...Read More
The highest duty of the state is to affirm and preserve human life rather than sanction the taking of it. From this perspective, the recent decision of the Supreme Court facilitating physician-...Read More
The current fall in oil prices has engendered a predictable storm of economic and political commentary, some of it bordering on the hysterical. Until prices stabilize, there are two analogies,...Read More
We Canadians have many virtues, but we also have our faults. One of the most worrisome is our growing tendency to substitute discussion for action on key public issues such as health-care reform,...Read More
Three major challenges face Alberta after the election of the province's new NDP government.
For the premier, it's the challenge of forming and developing a cabinet capable of leading a $45...Read More
To: Uncle Sam, Washington D.C.
From: Your Northern Neighbour*
Re: Ending the Ideological Civil War
Dear Uncle Sam:
As an old friend who wishes nothing but the best for...Read More