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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 […]


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 / 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 – […]


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 […]


Ideology and evidence-based practice

Below are links that may be of interest. I have long had an interest in evidence and evidence-based practice. The value of evidence has been of interest for me for two reasons. First, as a reporter, I have learned the value of evidence, as it is practised in traditional print journalism. Secondly, I’ve had the […]


Elements of storytelling include (4) focus on the backstage, (5) reinhabitation of places through narrative, and (6) open-endedness

1. Getting attention 2. Playing the role 3. Collaboration A previous post is entitled: Storytelling: Getting attention; playing the role; collaboration The above-noted post provides an overview of the three above-noted elements. In a comment at the post, I’ve referred, as well, to a fourth element, which has to do with the distinction between frontstage and […]


Narcoland (2013) describes a disastrous “war on drugs” that has led to more than 80,000 deaths in Mexico since its inception in 2006

Over the years, I’ve written several posts about the War on Drugs. One post, by way of example, is entitled: The Drug Wars in America, 1940-1973 (Kathleen J. Frydl, 2013) A key point in the above-noted study is that national drug laws have to do with power. It has to do with the assertion, enactment, and […]