Politics and its Discontents: Stephen Harper’s Sins

On the day that Stephen Harper is to receive his World Statesman of the Year award from the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, presumably for his unstinting and uncritical support of Israel, the Huffington Post has a timely piece reminding us of some of the Prime Minister’s myriad failings on both the international and domestic front. ...

Politics and its Discontents: An Avaaz Petition Against Harper’s World Statesman Award

I recently wrote two blog posts expressing my dismay over the naming of Stephen Harper as World Statesman of the Year by The Appeal of Conscience Foundation. An Avaaz petition, just started by a Canadian, is asking the foundation to reconsider granting this award and is available online; it lists several of the reasons this ...

Politics and its Discontents: Registering My Disgust

Just a note for anyone looking to express their disgust at the award being given to Stephen Harper as World Statesman of the Year. I sent the following very brief note to Appeal of Conscience Foundation: I just want to register my disgust with your decision to bestow on Stephen Harper the World Statesmen of ...