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By Letters to the ... On on Wednesday Nov 21 2018

Don’t worry!
The Group of Twenty (G20), composed of nineteen countries (including Canada) and the European Union, will meet in Buenos Aires (Argentina) November 30th and December 1st.

By then, newspapers and media analysts will most likely tell us again that they won’t all get along on some major issues during this summit.

But please...

By Charles Jeanes On on Tuesday Nov 20 2018

Introduction: topics committed, topics mapped

“I will probably write the next column with the intent to persuade readers that the human project demands that non-conforming individuals challenge culture more and more, as culture more and more escapes our understanding, our ethics and ...

By Contributor On on Monday Nov 05 2018

Editor's Note: In this age of fake news, when politicians are allowed to lie with impunity -- perhaps even encouraged to lie, because they appear to get good results by lying -- how are people reading the news, or social media, where bizarre fake news abounds -- to know what to believe? For that matter, is it ever a good idea to believe something that is not true? This is...

By Charles Jeanes On on Wednesday Oct 24 2018

War, what is it good for? Absolutely nuthin.’   -- pop song, 1968

War is the Father of us all.   – Herodotus, Greek historian, 5th C. BCE

War is over, if you want it.     – John Lennon

Forgive me Lord, I do so love it.  – General Patton, American Army

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By Philip Matyszak On on Wednesday Oct 03 2018

Having read the challenging piece on May 14, 'You don't have the right to believe whatever you want to', I feel that since the piece was intended to be challenging, perhaps it should be challenged.

The basic premise of the text by Professor DeNicola was that some...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Sep 26 2018

By Stephen T. Asma, from Aeon

Religion does not help us to explain nature. It did what it could in pre-scientific times, but that job was...

By Charles Jeanes On on Monday Sep 24 2018

All along the watchtower…There's too much confusion, the hour is getting late...                                             Bob Dylan

Here we are in the years… Children cry in fear, ‘let us out of here.’”                                   Neil Young

By Charles Jeanes

So much food for thought, and limited space on the...

By David Suzuki On on Wednesday Sep 12 2018

My parents married during the Great Depression. After the 1929 market collapse, people had to learn to make do, help each other out and live on meager incomes. Those times were seared into my parents’ attitudes and values.

Although we were all born and raised in Canada, my family was seen as the enemy during the Second World War. Because of our Japanese ethnicity, the government...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Aug 22 2018

Article by Skye C. Cleary, from Aeon

Philosophers love to hate Ayn Rand. It’s trendy to scoff at any mention of her. One philosopher told me that "No one needs to be exposed to that monster."  Many propose that she’s not a philosopher at all and should not be taken seriously. The problem is that people are taking her seriously. In some cases, very seriously...

By Sara Golling On on Wednesday Aug 15 2018

The “mid-life crisis” is a well-known phenomenon, often involving snazzy new sports cars, extra-marital affairs, or other impulsive and rash departures from the norm.

Could sexual dissatisfaction be fueling such attempts to spice up their lives?  Middle-aged readers, if you’re less than ecstatic about the changes in your sex lives over the years, you’re not...

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