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We may be living in a non-leadership moment

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It's tempting to say Donald Trump is all leader and no ship: no party inclinations in any recognizable forms, nor typical policies, organization, strategy or scripts. It centres on him alone. Except for a literal ship, labelled Trump, that he flies in on and speaks in front of. He likes it so much, he flies it home to New York each night to sleep in his bed -- which is kind of touching -- then drops in again next day.

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What are the chances of a Canadian Trump?

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In the Brexit referendum and Donald Trump's takeover of the Republican Party some pundits see proof that restless voters are rejecting the guidance of political leaders, business elites and mainstream news media.

Could a demagogue like Trump, arousing xenophobic passions, emerge in Canada?

No.

Canada has had politicians with Trump-like impacts. Their opponents underestimate firebrands, and then they disrupt the system.

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In landmark victory, U.S. Supreme Court overturns Texas's anti-abortion law

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Historic sit-in on floor of U.S. Congress calls for gun control

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Twenty years after Port Arthur Massacre, Australia shows gun control works

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Donald Trump challenges belief that religion matters in politics

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I was whizzing through the latest book by British psychoanalyst-author Adam Phillips -- he's prolific and I only manage to read every third book or so that he writes -- when I tripped on this line:

"If religion and its structures of moral authority were to be no longer objects of desire -- and towards the end of the 19th century, unlike today, this seemed like a distinct possibility ... "

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Children in detention: U.S. immigration raids target youth seeking asylum

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Donald Trump: He can't win, can he?

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Most Canadians watching the U.S. presidential race were astonished to see Donald Trump emerge as serious contender for high office, let alone become the presumptive Republican nominee.

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If he is truly committed to peace, Obama will listen to Hiroshima survivors

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Remembering Father Dan Berrigan, a prophet of peace

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