Alberta Diary: Schadenfreude, evidence and politics: a half-hearted defence of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford as he might have appeared in ancient Rome, whence comes the idea that in politics public figures and their associates must be above suspicion. Below: The real Rob Ford; Caesar’s wife. Schadenfreude is all very well, but this whole Rob Ford video scandal has me feeling just the tiniest bit hinky. ...

Dead Wild Roses: Western Backed Dictatorships – Our Energy Bread and Butter

   Noam Chomsky is considered a rogue commentator in the United States.  His critiques of power illustrates the gross realpolitik that runs the US government and its foreign policy.  Traditionally, we tend to think of ourselves as the “good guys”.  In reality though, we seldom have that role.  A look at the recent history of ...