ISRAEL’S NEW NATION STATE LAW

Like the proverbial boiling of the frog, it always starts with an imperceptible change in temperature. And every change thereafter is just as imperceptible. If you worry it’s the thin edge of some mephistophilian wedge, you’re an alarmist. You’re awfulizing. What we’re doing bears no relation to what you’re fretting about. Nothing in the Nuremberg … Continue reading ISRAEL’S NEW NATION STATE LAW

A MODEST WORRY AND A MODEST PROPOSAL

Living next to the American juggernaut puts Canadians in an ambiguous position. It’s not that we’re worried that the current American drift towards fascism is going to spill over the border. Not all, but I think enough Canadians find the level of political maturity south of the 49th so risible that we’d be too embarrassed … Continue reading A MODEST WORRY AND A MODEST PROPOSAL

IN DEFENCE … NO, MAKE THAT IN PRAISE, OF OMAR KHADR

Here’s a newsflash for all those American servicemen serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. And for their wives. When you enlist in a nation’s armed forces, there’s an understanding that at some point you may be asked to go off somewhere to try to kill some people. No, not people who were trying to kill you … Continue reading IN DEFENCE … NO, MAKE THAT IN PRAISE, OF OMAR KHADR