Politics and its Discontents: Something We Are Not Supposed To Think About In The War On ISIS

The Guardian reports the following: Australian Super Hornets pulled out of an air strike on an Islamic State target in Iraq when the risk of killing civilians became too high, defence officials have revealed. RAAF aircraft have carried out three missions in Iraq since joining the battle against Isis but have not fired on any ...

Politics and its Discontents: Stephen Harper’s Advice: ‘Don’t Believe What You Sometimes Read’

That little gem was delivered by Dear Leader at a gathering of true believers outside of Hamilton the other day as he offered this confabulation: “There are more people going to good-paying jobs today than in any other time in our history.” About the deplorable sellout he engineered in his sweetheart deal with U.S. Steel, ...

Politics and its Discontents: Oh, Joe Oliver, Have You No Shame? UPDATED

In denouncing a leading climate change scientist, the coward, Resources Minister Joe Oliver, showed his complete lack of character, insisting that his message be delivered to a carefully screened audience to avoid any embarrassment from those who favour truth over propaganda. As Canadians, we should all feel ashamed by the way we are being misrepresented ...

Politics and its Discontents: The Purpose of Education

As a retired teacher who spent 30 years in the classroom, I long ago recognized how crucial the development of critical-thinking skills is to a good education. During my career, the cultivation of these skills was really an intrinsic part of literary exploration as we questioned, speculated upon and analysed the motivations of characters from ...