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31
Mar
Cornwallis cultists, have you no self-respect?

Cornwallis cultists, have you no self-respect?

One lesson from the whole intellectually incoherent and messy donnybrook over the Cornwallis statue: 
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17
Mar
Are we all do-it-yourself shrinks?

Are we all do-it-yourself shrinks?

 It is easy and tempting for someone like me to mock ideas associated with daytime TV. 
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05
Mar
Unpacking Acadia's problem child

Unpacking Acadia's problem child

When we think about suppression of free speech, we usually assume orthodoxy vs. heresy; arbitrary authority vs. dissent; prudery and hypocrisy vs. candor.
Today, attempts to curb speech are more likely from contending blocs in what we can loosely call the culture wars, gender wars and identity wars.
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04
Mar
Embedded in the education system

Embedded in the education system

 
I have a very unusual, if not unique take on the public education system. For a number of years, I was a writer and researcher in the Nova Scotia Education Department. My background in university teaching and journalism made me an anomaly — rather like an intellectual embed in the education system.
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