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: Lest We Forget

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz reminds us of some unpleasant truths: San Juan mayor responds to Trump's Puerto Rico tweets: "This isn't politics. This is about saving lives." https://t.co/9CA3Ips4Aq — CNN (@CNN) October 13, 2017 Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Suppressing Dissent

Like countless others, I support those protesting both the wicked legacy and current practice of North American racism. While more egregious perhaps in the United States, Canada’s own shameful racist history and practices leave little to be proud of either. For that reason and others, I cannot support the decision of Sidney Crosby and his ...

Politics and its Discontents: Amen

H/t Theo Moudakis Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: No, Mr. Trump, There Aren’t Two Sides

Although issues of justice and equity have concerned me throughout most of my life, as I move through my final decades I find matters becoming more, not less, pressing. Clearly, history is not on an upward trajectory, and as the saying goes, we can rest when we are dead. Like most, I suppose, I can ...