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In Dark Age Ahead (2004), Jane Jacobs outlines, with a sense of despair, as well as of hope, how we can protect and strengthen our culture and communities

A previous post is entitled: Investing in cultural cohesion and preservation can help rebuild cities devastated by war or natural disasters, says a new World Bank report – March 12, 2019 CityLab article I have an interest in the history of land-use decision making, a history that dates back millions of years. Human beings have […]

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‘Of course, bold socialists intent on destroying rather than reforming capitalism have brought about some rather unpleasant historical outcomes’ – Aug. 2, 2018 Atlantic Monthly article

An Aug. 2, 2018 Atlantic Monthly article is entitled: “The Hunger for a Bold Socialism: The political preferences of two college professors, writing in a prominent leftist journal, are informed by the belief that ‘making people’s lives materially better isn’t enough.’” An excerpt from the article reads: “Of course, bold socialists intent on destroying rather […]

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Learning to live in a post-fact world, where persuasion is most effective under conditions where facts don’t matter, is nothing new

I am currently working on my next opinion article for the Etobicoke Guardian / Toronto.com website, concerning the dismal history of land-use decision making in Long Branch. In a previous article, submitted on June 30, 2018, I spoke of the very desirable lakefront community of Long Branch. A subtext to my description of Long Branch – […]

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The Russian propaganda guide to stealing your roommate’s burrito – June 7, 2018 Global Comment article

I follow Toomas Hendrik Ilves @IlvesToomas, who was the President of the Estonian Republic from 2006 to 2016, on Twitter. In a recent tweet, Toomas Hendrik Ilves referred to the following article, which I am pleased to share with you. The Russian propaganda guide to stealing your roommate’s burrito The June 7, 2918 Global Comment […]