The Disaffected Lib: The A, B, C’s of Dictatorship

Harvard prof and Foreign Policy columnist, Steven Walt, has a thoughtful essay, “10 Ways to Tell if Your President is a Dictator.“ My fears about Trump’s foreign policy have always been two-fold: that he might pursue a more sensible grand strategy but do it incompetently, thereby weakening America’s international position, or that he will eventually get ...

The Disaffected Lib: The Struggle Ahead for a Decent Future for our Youth

It’s sometimes hard to read a Henry Giroux essay without coming away feeling like you’ve been dragged into a dark alley and bludgeoned.  In his latest essay, this American intellectual explores what we’ve allowed ourselves to become, how we’ve been complicit in our own orchestrated economic, social and political degradation.  Brace yourself. “The danger is ...

The Disaffected Lib: Is the Militarization of Cops the Last Straw?

The line between law enforcement and the military is, sadly, blurring.  Today’s cops are being equipped with combat weapons and gear, even armoured military vehicles.  They’re being trained to operate in military formations – squads and platoons – and they’re skilled in some aspects of counter-insurgency. The bottom line is that this evidences a fracturing ...

LeDaro: Conservative Party: Is the end near?

Stephen Harper and Rob Anders ……….as Tories take a dive in the polls and the chances of re-election in 2015 — especially with another majority — grow dimmer, the cracks are beginning to show. The latest comes in the form of a nomination challenge to Calgary MP Rob Anders by a group of more centrist ...

The Disaffected Lib: Nobody Has Your Back Any Longer

If you have any faith in government you’re suffering from an affliction, a potentially dangerous malaise. Writing in this month’s Vanity Fair,  Todd Purdom addresses the enormous changes underway, some of them quite possiblycivilization ending, none of which our leaders seem to take seriously.  Purdom writes of his United States but most of his observations ...

World Headlines Review: Revolution in Tunisia?

Zine el Abidine Ben Ali The President of Tunisia, Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, has been driven from office. Following up on a previous article here at World Headlines Review about civil unrest in Tunisia, demonstrations only intensified in the face of the lethal force applied by police and military in attempts to quell the ...