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Akaash Maharaj - Practical Idealism: TVO’s The Agenda: Hope for the Holidays – Akaash Maharaj Videocast

We will be able to hold our heads high before the judgement of history if we can reply that in our season, we held on to hope, we put aside our doubts, we came together believing in our better selves, and we remembered that we have always burned brightest as a nation during the . . . → Read More: Akaash Maharaj – Practical Idealism: TVO’s The Agenda: Hope for the Holidays – Akaash Maharaj Videocast

Akaash Maharaj - Practical Idealism: TVO’s The Agenda: To Lead or to Serve – Akaash Maharaj Videocast

Over the past quarter century, political parties have too often lurched away from being mass movements of individual Canadians sharing a common vision of the public good, and towards being backdrops for individual party leaders who speak the language of democracy while wielding near-absolute power over their elected caucuses.

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Akaash Maharaj - Practical Idealism: TVO’s The Agenda: Liberalism of Conviction and of Convenience – Akaash Maharaj Videocast

The 20th century began as the age of the dictator. It ended with liberalism having come of age as the ascendant political philosophy across the world. Yet liberal parties everywhere are in crisis. Can they grow with the success of liberalism, or have they been outgrown by the success of their own political philosophy?

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Akaash Maharaj - Practical Idealism: TVO’s The Agenda: Faith in Secularism – Akaash Maharaj Videocast

Speaking on TVOntario’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin, I make the case that separation of church and state is as much in the interests of the church as it is in the interests of the state. However, upholding the ideal of the secular state often demands more courage than we might expect.

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Akaash Maharaj - Practical Idealism: Akaash Maharaj: A Party of the Many

As long as I have been involved in the Liberal Party, it has been my conviction that for all its strengths, its one fundamental weakness has been an unhealthy obsession with the identity of its leader. This impulse has taken us from being a party of th… . . . → Read More: Akaash Maharaj – Practical Idealism: Akaash Maharaj: A Party of the Many

Akaash Maharaj - Practical Idealism: TVO’s The Agenda: The Arab Spring – Akaash Maharaj Videocast

In my broadcast essay for TVOntario’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin, I argue that despite our sometimes chequered history in the region, Western states have an obligation to enforce the Libyan no-fly zone, both to protect civilians and to ensure that the Arab Spring and the hopes for democracy in the region are not . . . → Read More: Akaash Maharaj – Practical Idealism: TVO’s The Agenda: The Arab Spring – Akaash Maharaj Videocast

Akaash Maharaj - Practical Idealism: TVO’s The Agenda: Truth, Casualties, and War – Akaash Maharaj Videocast

Videocast of my televised essay for TVOntario’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin, on Canada’s role in Afghanistan: Our ability to successfully conclude the mission and effect an honourable departure is being prejudiced by an ignominious political retreat from the truth: the truth about why we went to Afghanistan in the first place and what . . . → Read More: Akaash Maharaj – Practical Idealism: TVO’s The Agenda: Truth, Casualties, and War – Akaash Maharaj Videocast

Akaash Maharaj - Practical Idealism: TVO’s The Agenda: An Injection of Moralism – Akaash Maharaj Videocast

In this, my second broadcast essay for TVOntario’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin, I argue that the efforts by the federal government to place emotion above reason and shut down Insite are unworthy of our country’s better traditions and higher responsibilities. It is little more than an effort to purchase easy political popularity at . . . → Read More: Akaash Maharaj – Practical Idealism: TVO’s The Agenda: An Injection of Moralism – Akaash Maharaj Videocast

Akaash Maharaj - Practical Idealism: TVO’s The Agenda: The Rights of Vulgar Little Cowards – Akaash Maharaj Videocast

In this, my maiden broadcast essay for TVOntario’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin, I argue that freedom of expression is too fundamental a right to be casually abridged, and that the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal must be stripped of its power to regulate public expression.

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Akaash Maharaj - Practical Idealism: Red Party Blues, The Liberals in Crisis? – Akaash Maharaj Podcast

TV Ontario’s The Agenda debates the question of how long Stephane Dion and the Liberal Party can, or should, endure the Conservative government’s electoral brinksmanship. Steve Paikin moderates, as Professor Christine de Clercy, Dion biographer Linda D… . . . → Read More: Akaash Maharaj – Practical Idealism: Red Party Blues, The Liberals in Crisis? – Akaash Maharaj Podcast