“The Once and Future New Brunswick Free Press” (2010) outlines what a free press entails

Comments regarding Nov. 27, 2018 community meeting, regarding proposed lot-split/overbuilding application for 710 Lansdowne Ave. in Ward 9, Toronto

Long Branch Neighbourhood Association mission statement is outcome of extensive survey

I strongly support the work of the Long Branch Neighbourhood Association (LBNA). The LBNA was launched, as noted at earlier posts at this website, as a result of an extensive (and suitably lengthy) series of intensive discussions and many meetings, in which a well-organized survey of potential members was a key ingredient in the build-up […]

To say that neoliberalism is totalitarian in its claims is a vague pronouncement; yet the basic concept warrants reflection and consideration

Germany’s Hidden Crisis (2016) Previous posts underline that power speaks its own language; such a language is not necessarily congruent with everyday language. In the language that power speaks, at times big is small, small is big, and inside is outside – in short, reality – including history – is what power says it is. […]

Power speaks its own language: Contemporary social media propaganda focuses on denigration of standard perceptions of reality

Click here for previous posts about propaganda > A previous post is entitled: Power speaks its own language: Can historiography (generally, the writing of history featuring standard language usage) teach us anything of value with regard to extreme violence? As a follow-up to the post, I refer to a Dec. 18, 2018 New Yorker article […]

Settlement reached regarding City of Toronto Official Plan Amendment (OPA) 320 – You can access text and PDF at this post

I subscribe to the Toronto Edition of the Novae Res Urbis (NRU) newsletter. That’s how I learned about the settlement, that is the topic of the current post. A subscription to the NRU newsletter is tremendously valuable for any person seeking to keep track of land-use planning issues in Toronto. I make a point of […]

Developer who tore down historic San Francisco house ordered to rebuild it ‘exactly like it was’ – Dec. 18, 2018 CBC article

Geoff Kettel <gkettel@gmail.com> of Toronto has shared the following story, which I am pleased to pass along. A Dec. 18, 2018 CBC article is entitled: “Developer who tore down historic San Francisco house ordered to rebuild it ‘exactly like it was’: City staffer Dennis Richards hopes the rebuilt house will serve as a ‘scarlet letter’ […]

Power speaks its own language: Can historiography (generally, the writing of history featuring standard language usage) teach us anything of value with regard to extreme violence?

Aldous Huxley concludes The Devils of Loudun (1952) with bibliography of previous accounts of “diabolic drama” at which Loudun pastor was burned at stake

In the last few pages of The Devils of Loudun (1952), Aldous Huxley shares thoughts regarding optimal ways to work toward advancement of human consciousness, within the context of spiritual pursuits. He also lists the sources he used in writing his overview of the “diabolic drama,” as Huxley terms it, in which a pastor of […]