Sunday July 03, 2016
Getting it wrong; Steve Martin, art curator; In praise of the donkey; The biological clock; Canadian diplomacy
If we're so full of information, why do we get everything wrong? - Michael's essay: Here's an excerpt: "We are the most informationized generation in human history. We have think tanks and experts and pundits and consultants and above all the internet."
In praise of the humble (and unfairly maligned!) donkey: Alisa Siegel visits Karen Pollard's farm in Erin, Ontario, where the donkey is king. Or queen, to be accurate.
Rebuilding Canada's foreign service after its "decade of darkness": Shortly after last October's election, Justin Trudeau sent a message to our allies around the world. "Canada is back", was a signal that we would once again embrace our traditional role as a peacekeeper and leader in matters of conscience. Former diplomat Daryl Copeland says this is in marked contrast to the foreign policy of the Harper government, which, he says, inflicted great harm on Canada's global influence.