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
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.
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 ...
I believe I've found documentary evidence of what it means to be a superpower in the twenty-first century.
A group of Israeli army reservists have publicly said they refuse to serve in the occupied territories. The impact here is that they have cut through the fear and rage that cloud clear thinking on bo
Enron, the ant-magician, have given away the secret of a great trick of the past twenty years. I mean the fake debate over government versus private enterprise, or public versus private sector.