Politics and its Discontents: Two Faces Of Appeasement

T The first picture you will recognize as Neville Chamberlain, the British Prime Minster sufficiently deluded to believe that he had a deal with Adolph Hitler that could keep his country out of the war. The claim that the pact meant “Peace in our time” is consigned to the annals of history as highly ironic. ...

Politics and its Discontents: Whose Sovereignty Is It, Anyway?

He’s loved of the distracted multitude,Who like not in their judgment, but their eyes.-Hamlet, Act 4, Scene 3 For a long time I have found little to fault in Justin Trudeau’s tactful dance around the Trump administration. Rather than denigrate a particular benighted American initiative like the Muslim travel ban, for example, the Prime Minister ...

Politics and its Discontents: Ready, Aye Ready

That noble motto of the Royal Canadian Navy can now perhaps perversely be described as the modus vivendi of Justin Trudeau in his ongoing efforts to get on the right side of Donald Trump. The alacrity with which he danced to the Orange Ogre’s tune on Syria after the latter launched his Tomahawk missile attack ...