In the 1920s, Scott Fitzgerald published a book called Stories of the Jazz Age. Fitzgerald was probably thinking less of music than of the loosening of morals and mores after the Great War. This was the age of flapper Freudianism, well captured in Pete Seeger’s mordant musical send up of Freud with the immortal words: down repression; up libido.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first order of business: full bore interviews, complete with photo opportunities, with two American celebrity organs: the New York Sunday Times and Vogue. Many Canadians have revelled in the offshore coverage. We still want to be noticed abroad.
For perhaps the first time in living memory, the role (I initially typed rule) of the teaching profession in Nova Scotia, and the place of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union in the education system have become a matter of great public interest and concern.
Conservatives have proposed a barbaric cultural practices hotline to accompany their legislation outlawing barbaric cultural practises. One guess as to what group they have in mind.
This will be my last chance here to comment on the election before October 19.
At times during this campaign, party leaders have been running not so much against one another, as against prevailing impressions of the parties they are leading.
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