Tagged: Canadian society

How to Move to Canada

How to Move to Canada

  After that disgraceful Republican debate, after that self-serving, self-righteous no-Trump lecture from Mitt Romney, after those primary results that show Trump is apparently unstoppable, after the CPAC love fest with Ted Cruz… After all that, I...

What Can We Do about Those Rotten Apples?

What Can We Do about Those Rotten Apples?

There’s an old saying, “one rotten apple spoils the whole barrel.” And it’s true in more ways than one. It means that corruption spreads, of course. But corruption does more than than that; it...

In Spite of Everything, America is the World’s Beacon

In Spite of Everything, America is the World’s Beacon

I like to tell Sandra, who was – as the song puts it – born in the USA, how enlightened and reasonable Canadians are, how they have accepted diversity and how they have learned...

Where “Socialism” Goes Wrong – and Right

Where “Socialism” Goes Wrong – and Right

The word “Socialism” strikes fear into the hearts of most Americans. As a slur, it can usually be counted on to turn the tide in elections. But as Humpty Dumpty told Alice, words mean...

If I Don’t Like it Here, Why Don’t I Go Home?

If I Don’t Like it Here, Why Don’t I Go Home?

Remember the mantra of the right during the Sixties – love it or leave it? When activists complained about America, they were told to find some  other country to live in. Some of them...

Are Americans Ready for a Retreat from Utopia?

Are Americans Ready for a Retreat from Utopia?

Americans take so much for granted despite mounting evidence that their way of life is under siege.  I may be more able than most to grasp what’s happening because I did not grow up...