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Aug 29, 2011

Jack Layton and the politics of anger

Bruce Livesey
There is nothing wrong about being optimistic and hopeful, of course. Yet I contend we are in a time when we need to see people on the left express more anger and less willingness to compromise.
Aug 5, 2011

A progressive reading list for the summer

Cathryn Atkinson
Looking for some thought-provoking August reading? Try our stories from the series Reinventing democracy, reclaiming the commons: A progressive dialogue on the future of Canada.
Jul 15, 2011

French socialism: In a class of its own

Gerry Caplan
As one of the few remaining earthlings to happily call himself a socialist, I have now decided that if anything were to drive me away from my lifelong ideology it's the way it's practiced in France.
Jun 17, 2011

When politics is personal what happens to people?

Erika Shaker
We must move beyond the selfish individualism of the right that leads to irresponsible greed, and sell the solid progressive alternative of societal interconnectedness -- which benefits everyone.
May 27, 2011

Citizen engagement: The overarching solution

Charles Dobson
If those who make up the attentive public realize they have been conned by a system set up for stability at the expense of individual and societal well-being, we could make some big changes.


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