C Shannon

As Donald Trump increasingly shows a disconnect with European values and norms, giving new examples so frequently as to list them would be immediately to be outdated, it seems evident that Europe should look to championing its values and ideals in the world. Europe should no-longer accept being a junior partner in the liberal world… » read more

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CETA, Socialism and Trudeau

The Walloon refusal to assent to CETA is a disappointing development, but understandable. Although I am completely in favour of CETA and increased cooperation between the EU and Canada, what troubles me more is the arrogance Prime Minister Trudeau and his government has displayed towards our European friends. It should surprise no-one that Wallonia, a… » read more

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Great Expectations

The words “there is no greater burden than great potential” have been in the Anglo-Geist for some time thanks to German-American Cartoonist, Charles Schulz. I would like to adapt them for my own purposes: there is no greater burden than great expectations. Politicians often build up their personal myth by promising revolutions. “All that you… » read more

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Trump: A Comparison

I’m sure we are all tired about hearing about Donald Trump, but as a case in 21st century populism, it is fascinating. Before we get my main point, allow me to remind the reader of the significance of all these maple leaves. As a Canadian, my perspective is mostly unique. Specifically, we occupy a political… » read more

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David Cameron is threatened by the forces of populism, domestically if not internationally. This makes Cameron’s position excessively interesting. He himself is perhaps the last person one might describe as a “man of the people” and yet he surrounds himself with populists at the very time the populists have come baying for the blood of… » read more

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