The sources of our divisions today are different and more complex than in 1867, but addressing local issues locally and national issues nationally is still the best idea we’ve had about how to deal with them.
We are a comfortable people, blessed by nature and history and physically and psychologically removed from the troubles of the world.
A lot of people have good reason to be alienated from a culture of stagnation and decadence that no one seems willing to confront.
The Reform Act’s leadership provisions are superfluous, and superfluous isn’t the same as harmless.
There may have been political reasons to oppose the Act, but in this case the judge’s rushed decision ignored some inescapable facts.
Merkel’s confidence and determination have been more reassuring to the world than the performative displays of empathy we have come to expect from mere politicians.
This national stalemate is misleading because it obscures significant regional differences.
The first challenge that any Canadian conservative party must confront is that Canada is not a conservative country.
Western intellectuals may have balked at giving up the perks of capitalism — summers on Martha’s Vineyard don’t pay for themselves — but they set about enthusiastically implementing the other parts of the Marxist project in every institution from the national government down to the family.
For decades our leaders sold us on the benefits of an always-growing population, now we are finally seeing the costs: rising house prices, urban sprawl, and environmental damage.