Category Archives: Civilization

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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Questioning the COVID Narrative

“The greatest tyrannies are always perpetuated in the name of the noblest causes.” —Thomas Paine A little healthy skepticism goes a long way. Not only does it protect us from the many ways we can be defrauded in the marketplace, … Continue reading

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Convergence event explores civil discourse

A former chair of the David Suzuki Foundation and a long-time Nelson city councillor will be the two featured speakers at the 5th annual Convergence Writers’ Weekend in Silverton, B.C. June 15 and 16. The theme of this year’s Convergence … Continue reading

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