Politics and its Discontents: Why Do Those With So Little Prize Democracy So Much?

As I am sure is the case with most passionate political observers, our increasingly dismal turnout at electoral polls is a source of great personal dismay. While our political ‘leaders’ are busy taking us down an increasingly dark path that promotes the corporate agenda at the expense of the people and the environment, more and ...

Politics and its Discontents: The Realities Of The Child Soldier

I suppose I might feel differently about Omar Khadr if I hadn’t read a particular book, A Long Way Gone, by Ishmael Beah. It provided indelible insights into both the realities of the child soldier’s world and the possibilities of redemption and rehabilitation. It should be read by everyone who is quick to judge and ...