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This is us …

still trapped in Plato's cave! "The prisoners would mistake the shadows for reality." – Socrates, The Republic, Book VII (20 min) About 2,376 years before Fox News was founded (1996), Plato wrote his renowned Allegory of the Caves (380 BCE), introducing it with Socrates saying, Read more...

This is us …

Are Will Smith, Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump, Derek Chauvin, Ginni Thomas, Irma Grese, Marjorie Taylor Greene, angry truckers and KKK members just high profile primates in the lab of the failing human experiment? [Photo Top row/L-R: Chris Rock/Will Smith; Vladimir Putin; George Floyd/Derek Chauvin; Bottom Read more...

The contrasts are black and white and stark …

in everything from hope and anger to failure, character, leadership and friendship (4 min read) Two men. Two Presidents. Two stories. Two books. Two Americas. Two visions (well, at least one). One rooted in hope and promise. One rooted in anger and self. "So which Read more...

Three of the most dangerous words in history …

"Going along with" (4 min read) "We were just going along with ..." has been the shameful, crying confession of millions of good people across a history of war, carnage and tyrannical leaders. And history is repeating itself, right before our eyes. Why do we Read more...

When communities and the “Reporters’ Gallery Yonder” wither, the roots of democracy die.

Canadian democracy in decline: An essay (7 min read) “All politics is local." – Tip O'Neill I remember the day, November 27, 2017. A Monday morning. The sky was blue, the coffee fresh, my adrenalin flowing. I said to my computer, “Today’s the day.” For two Read more...

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