Monthly Archives: August 2010

Using controversial government decisions

Here’s how two scholars at Queen’s University began their commentary in yesterday’s Globe and Mail: “The decision not to reappoint the Veterans Ombudsman to a second term has put the spotlight on the New Veterans Charter, federal legislation that determines … Continue reading

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Historian links literature to gambling

Yesterday’s Globe and Mail featured a provocative and engaging op ed by Brock historian John Sainsbury asking “What if Dostoyevsky had been an online gambler?” Professor Sainsbury cleverly used the Russian novelist’s addiction to casinos to explore the potential impact … Continue reading

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What Women Want = Better Life for Men

American author Paco Underhill’s new book, What Women Want is currently generating lots of ink and brisk sales for pointing out what ought be obvious by now: No business can afford to ignore women’s power and presence. Our dominant influence … Continue reading

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Note to Self: Surprising Impact of Celebrity Name-Dropping

Sometimes the positive impact of a published commentary can be both immediate and unexpected. Last Friday The Globe and Mail published an op ed I wrote about a fabulous new initiative to write the history of the second wave of … Continue reading

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Welcome

In a world wrestling with the challenges presented by massive oil spills, dramatic climate change, a vulnerable global economy and food and water shortages, we need truly “informed opinions” more than ever. And we need them to reflect and consider … Continue reading

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