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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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Trump / Russia: A Definitive History (2018): An apt companion piece to Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin (2015)

Trump / Russia: A Definitive History (2018): An apt companion piece to Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin (2015) Updates A July 13, 2018 Atlantic article is entitled: “The Russians Who Hacked the 2016 Election: Robert Mueller’s latest indictment reaches back to the origin story for the investigation into interference.” A Dec. 8, 2018 Guardian […]

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I became interested in The Water Will Come (2017) after I heard that Miami real estate agents are decrying the talk of disappearing coastlines

At a previous post, I spoke about concerns expressed (as I understand) by Miami, Florida real estate agents, about people talking about receding coastlines. Such talk is bad for business, as I understand; if you want to keep waterfront land prices high, you don’t go around decrying rising waters. An email from Scott Munro (who graduated from […]

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Trent University is retaining Canada’s modern architectural heritage: March 9, 2018 Globe and Mail article

A March 9, 2018 Globe and Mail article is entitled: “At a moment of architectural crisis, Trent University is retaining Canada’s modern heritage: The institution is engaged in a careful renovation of its original Bata Library, while new projects are being guided by attention to the original campus.” Outcomes of 1960s-era architectural design at Trent […]

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Marketing remains a key driving force, fueling the opioid crisis. That said, marketing can also serve positive purposes.

An Oct. 30, 2017 New Yorker article is entitled: “The Family That Built an Empire of Pain: The Sackler dynasty’s ruthless marketing of painkillers has generated billions of dollars – and millions of addicts.” It’s a good read. Click here for previous posts about opioids > Portugal’s unique approach to drug policy A Dec. 5, […]

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Update from Graeme Decarie, retired MCHS and Concordia history teacher: Three children in school, one at McGill, two at Concordia

I recently told Graeme Decarie that I would put together an update based on a recent email exchange with him. The update follows below. On Jan. 9, 2018, Graeme Decarie wrote: One of my boys, Nicholas, has been studying at university in Fredericton, and will graduate this year. Today, he got accepted for a master’s […]

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1946: The Making of the Modern World (2015)

A previous post is entitled: Richard J. Evans’s Nazi Germany trilogy along with a subsequent 2015 text is strongly evidence-based I have been reading widely about the years from the 1920s into the postwar years, by way of making connections with my father’s 1936 Berlin Olympics photo album; pondering his photos has prompted me to […]

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From LRT construction to waterfront development, Mississauga appears to be surpassing Toronto when it comes to vision: Dec. 5, 2017 Toronto Star article

A Dec. 5, 2017 Toronto Star article is entitled: “Mississauga is starting to think past its suburban status: From LRT construction to waterfront development, the city appears to be surpassing Toronto when it comes to vision, writes Christopher Hume.” Citizen engagement I have been written previous posts about the contrast between Mississauga and Toronto, when […]