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23
Jun
Dispatches from the road wars

Dispatches from the road wars

Dispatches from the road wars
A couple of Sundays ago, on my way to a Scotia Festival concert at the Dal Arts Centre, I encountered a constant stream of cyclists on University Avenue that stopped me from crossing that street for around 10 minutes.
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08
Jun
On reverse cultural appropriation, unlived experience & sensitivity consultants

On reverse cultural appropriation, unlived experience & sensitivity consultants

Mount Saint Vincent University obviously acted appropriately when it chose not to interfere with the decision by its history department to name assistant prof Martha Walls to teach a course on the history of aboriginal residential schools that she herself has developed.
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25
May
From McLuhan to Peterson

From McLuhan to Peterson

Jordan Peterson, the controversial, even notorious, psychology prof at the U of T, is becoming the Canadian academic with the greatest international profile since Marshall McLuhan 50 years ago. I am in a perhaps unique position to compare the two phenomena. I had an advance glimpse at McLuhan’s ideas before he became an intellectual celeb.
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27
Apr
The evangelicals & The Donald

The evangelicals & The Donald

Donald Trump appears to have contravened just about every Mosaic commandment. He has never exhibited any religious piety, orthodoxy, practise or devotion.
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