What to make of an American president who claims that “nobody disobeys [his] orders,” says that he wished that the citizens of his nation were more like those of North Korea, and who repeats calls by supporters for his term to be arbitrarily extended? Both House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s longtime … Continue reading Two Podcasts on the Past, Present, and Future of American Democracy.
A few days ago, I read that the Berlin Wall has been gone for as long as it existed (28 years, two months and 27 days). In a similar vein, give or take a few years, I spent half of my life living in a world where the possibility of an atomic holocaust was a … Continue reading Nuclear War, Trump, and My Mental Health
On 19 September 2017 CBC’s Ideas ran an episode titled “Decolonization, the Next 150 on Indigenous Lands.” This year is Canada’s 150th anniversary as an independent nation, and, in some circles, this milestone is being marked with increasingly critical evaluations of the country’s historical and contemporary practices of exploiting and oppressing Indigenous peoples. The episode … Continue reading Podcast Review: CBC Ideas, “Decolonization, the Next 150 on Indigenous Lands”