Some Americans still believe that without them, Canadians would still be living in igloos. September 11 has only hardened their belief that they're the best - at everything.
Rick Salutin is a Canadian novelist, playwright and critic. He is a strong advocate of left wing causes and writes a regular column in the Toronto Star.
There is a mystery to the strength of the bond between Israel and the United States which may be built on the American notion of exceptionalism.
Two weeks ago, George W. Bush told Israel to end its invasion of Palestinian territory "without delay" then sent his Secretary of State to back it up. Israel ignored and defied him. In response, the
I've always assumed that those in power talk one way to each other on subjects such as the Middle East (about oil, Israel as their policeman, power politics etc.) and another way publicly (about demo
With the recent escalation of violence in the Middle East, certain questions need to be answered. Who's to blame for the war? Can we even call it a war? When will it end? How?
On the eve of Mike Harris's departure - realizing devastation is not much of a legacy, that something positive would be preferable - are arts buildings the best the man can come up with, without undo
We currently endure a generation of callow leaders lacking that perspective. Dalton Camp was the kind of conservative who once stood for the "organic" wholeness and mutual responsibility of a society
The problem with relying on experts is they often take their own particular expertise rather than everyone's common humanity as the basis for analysis. The result is advice based on our differentness
A number of America's European allies met last month to "focus on conditions that breed terrorism" where they put special stress on poverty. Let's say instead that it is not poverty, but a sense of i
The Olympics are almost entirely a celebration of nationalism, not individual achievement, and in the era of globalization, national passions show no sign of becoming obsolete ...