Monthly Archives: June 2021

Karl Popper’s Remedy for Failing Democracies

Part 1: The Perennial Revolt Against Freedom Democracy is worth fighting for. That’s a central message of the landmark work of political philosopher Karl Popper, whose book, The Open Society and its Enemies, was forged in the crucible of the … Continue reading

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Rock Returns Home to the Blues

As a lifelong rock ’n’ roller and blues fan, I’ve lamented the steep decline in the popularity of rock music in recent years, particularly among musicians. In 2017 The Guardian reported that hip-hop and R&B had overtaken rock as “the … Continue reading

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Writers’ Union of Canada Not Interested in Defending Charter Rights

The following is a letter I sent to the Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) National Council and Executive Director John Degen on the occasion of the 2021 Annual General Meeting, expressing my concerns regarding ongoing violations of the Canadian Charter … Continue reading

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