The slow movement continues to occupy new terrain, gradually. I just read The Slow Professor. It's a beguiling book, written in controlled anger at the corporatized university, overrun by administrators and marketers. Being a prof was once the ideal, or idealized, notion of a perfect Canadian job; now they feel like cogs on the assembly line in Modern Times. Authors Maggie Berg of Queen's and Brock's Barbara Seeber wrote it together, further decelerating the process.
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There's been a strange summer-long silence from the NDP. Last week, after the near terror event in Strathroy, they should have been vocal on Bill C-51, the terror bill. The Liberals looked paralyzed and the Tories had their hard line. The NDP should own this, it was their only winner last election. But they went quiet. Then there's the strange case of their leadership race. What leadership race?
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Speaking directly to American ideals, Bernie Sanders has emerged as a serious candidate to be the Democratic Party nominee for the U.S. Presidency.
Voicing ideas that resonate back to Thomas Jefferson, drafter of the American Declaration of Independence, Sanders vision of democracy connects with U.S. voters.