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Hope and despair in a mixed up world: A conversation with Gerry Caplan

Gerry Caplan - photo by Victoria Fenner

Gerry Caplan is well known to our rabble readers who have been active on the progressive left for many decades.

There are many dimensions to Gerry's life work. He was a key figure in the New Democratic Party for many years as a party strategist and even took a run at a seat himself at one point. He's an author, and a commentator on the state of the media. He's also an authority on genocide, especially in Rwanda.

He writes for publications like the Globe and Mail and is a frequent guest on the CBC.

And ... we are very proud that Gerry Caplan has a blog on rabble, and especially proud that he's been a friend of rabble since the very beginning, way back at the turn of the century.  You can read his rabble blog here.

A few years ago, Gerry relocated to Barrie, which is also where Victoria Fenner, our rabble podcast network executive producer,  lives. She went out to visit him and had a wide ranging conversation about his work in Rwanda, the state of politics today, the downside of democracy and what he, a grandfather, has to say about encouraging our younger generations to hope in this mixed up world.

Photo: Victoria Fenner.

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