Monthly Archives: July 2006

Compromising freedom

Against Judicial Activism: The Decline of Freedom and Democracy in Canada
by Rory Leishman
McGill-Queens University Press $44.95
Do our courts and human rights tribunals now threaten our freedom? This careful book by veteran journalist Rory Leishman … Continue reading

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Lessons on the Middle East from unlikely sources

Aaaaah, summer. Time to lie back in a hammock with a cold drink and contemplate blood, devastation, death, war and horror with the aid of a few good books.
Like Edward Luttwak’s 1976 The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire. I … Continue reading

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Just Zone Out

Just Zone Out (PDF). From Fraser Forum.

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This time, everyone sides with Israel

With the Middle East in flames and opposition parties accusing the Tories of an insufficiently nuanced approach to attempts to slaughter Jews, we can see clearly the wisdom of Ariel Sharon’s withdrawal from Gaza.
Yes, wisdom. Right before his incapacitating stroke … Continue reading

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Why things are strong, light, simple and reliable

Man, I feel like moving. It’s the Forearm Forklift that did it.
It’s not that I’m unhappy where I am. My house is neither falling down especially fast nor haunted, except by the ghost of bad renovations past, like … Continue reading

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