Politics and its Discontents: An Elegant Solution

Earlier this month I posted an interview with Neil Turok, head of The Perimeter Institute and the deliverer of this year’s Massey Lectures. As I indicated in my original post, I was struck both by Turok’s humanity and his optimism, perhaps best exemplified when he said that almost all the problems we face are caused ...

Politics and its Discontents: To Extend A Helping Hand

Still in the throes of a Christmas dinner-induced torpor, this will be a relatively brief post related to material in today’s Toronto Star dealing with microloans. As a teacher for 30 years, I always deeply respected those students who sincerely wanted to improve their marks and were willing to do the hard work that goal ...