The bread and circuses of patriotism thrives on songs and slogans. It swaps history’s complexity for misty-eyed nostalgia. Defining, unifying, inspiring state nationalism, on the other hand, is harder. 1,214 more words
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“Spend as little time as possible at the legislature. There are no voters there, so any time spent is wasted.” That is the bitter advice former Nova Scotia Finance Minister Graham Steele gives to aspiring politicians in his new tell-all book… 1,553 more words
bsent context, the Canadian political right has cultivated a new stereotype for itself in the last two decades. Led astray in the wake of the Great Conservative Cataclysm (the deed of former Conservative Prime Minister, Brian Mulroney via Schreibergate), provocateur pundits like Ezra Levant have a new favourite tactic: to use character assassination and innuendo to shape political fortunes when the strength of goals and ideas can’t be found. 472 more words
Justin Trudeau may be the next big thing – but Stephen Harper’s still Nickelback
Politics, like music, is about sound and vision. What will voters want to hear in 2015? 228 more words
El Padrino showed his class with a dominant victory for Singapore in the inaugural Asia Challenge Cup at Seoul Racecourse on Sunday.
Sent off as the pre-race favourite by Korean punters, … 546 more words