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We have a white extremism problem, Doug Saunders argues – Globe and Mail, Nov. 12, 2016

Updates A Nov. 14, 2016 CBC article is entitled: “Social media is blinding us to other points of view: Everyone saw a different reality during the U.S. election, depending on their own opinions.” A Dec. 1, 2016 Guardian article is entitled: “Should we even go there? Historians on comparing fascism to Trumpism: Recent events around the […]


Graeme Decarie served as historical advisor and commentator for a 1993 NFB film about the Quiet Revolution in Quebec

A companion piece to the post you are now reading is entitled: Many changes have occurred in Cartierville where Malcolm Campbell High School was located from 1960s to late 1980s.  * This post concerns an early 1990s documentary about the history of Montreal. A leader in the English rights movement in those years, Graeme Decarie served as […]


Empirical research and anecdotal experience appear to support power posing: Dec. 28, 2015 New York Times book review

Updates Click here for posts about Amy Cuddy’s research > A Nov. 3, 2016 Language and Cognition article is entitled: “Power in time: The influence of power posing on metaphoric perspectives on time.” [End]   In 1959, Erving Goffman introduced his theory of impression management. The concept of impression management in turn brings to mind discussions […]


Our brain is not a unitary organ

As I have noted in a previous post, one of my favourite proverbs, which a Grade 4 student (originally from Newfoundland) shared with us during an English lesson that I taught when I was an elementary school teacher in Mississauga, Ontario, is the one that goes as follows: “A journey of a thousand miles begins […]


Mindfulness stands in contrast to mindlessness

An Oct. 22, 2014 New York Times article is entitled: “What if age is nothing but a mind-set?” The article describes an experiment in which a group of subjects in their senior years, who had graduated from high school many decades earlier, were provided an intensive array of sensory cues – such as music from the 1950s, […]