An old Soviet joke opens with a set-up question: What was the world’s most significant historical event in 1875? Punchline: Vladimir Lenin turned 5. As the joke implies, Lenin was held in awe t...
The news story of the year in 2023 was indubitably Hamas’s Oct. 7 pogrom in southern Israel and its aftermath. Hamas’s monstrous achievement stunned the world. Equally stunning was what th...
It was gratifying to read Tara MacIsaac’s informative Nov. 30 feature article, “What Canadian Schools Are Teaching About ‘White Privilege’ and ‘Systemic Racism,’&rd...
The United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is celebrated every year on Nov. 25. But its campaign runs until Dec. 10, a time frame that includes the anniv...
Events around the world, arising out of the Oct. 7 pogrom in southern Israel, have exposed multiculturalism’s core weakness, namely that ancient hatreds prevalent in certain cultures do not diss...
Hamas’s Oct. 7 pogrom in southern Israel was motivated by exterminationist Jew hatred, but this terrorist arm of the Muslim Brotherhood is happy enough to have useful idiots in the West spin the...
In the days after Hamas’s murderous pogrom, it became clear that sympathy for Israel’s victims, although robustly demonstrated by heads of government, was far from the norm in the streets,...
Anthropology was once a noble academic discipline, dedicated to the scientific exploration of human societies in all their ethnic, linguistic, institutional, and cultural diversity. The anthropologist...
According to the 2018 OECD Programme for International Student Assessment, a full 86 percent of 15-year-olds had trouble distinguishing the difference between opinion and fact. That won’t surpri...
I resisted the “Barbie” movie as long as possible, but eventually succumbed. When a film bearing one’s childhood nickname (mine with a “y,” note) grosses over $2 billion,...
In my socially cloistered youth, I assumed that summer camp—especially the sleep-away kind for at least a month’s duration—was the norm for children and teens. In time, I realized th...
Two years ago, with regard to male athletes identifying as female, the competitive sport world presented a smoothly unified commitment to the principle of inclusion over fairness. Today we see fractur...
The untimely death by suicide of school principal Richard Bilkszto, 60 years of age, came as a shock even to observers closely engaged with his workplace difficulties and their multi-faceted fallout o...
For years, Canadians have proved amenable to demands for basic rights, but also to entitlements, for those who identify, variously, as “trans,” “non-binary” or “queer.&rd...
Kimberly Murray, an indigenous rights careerist appointed to advise Attorney General David Lametti on missing children, unmarked graves, and burial sites associated with the Indian Residential Schools...
New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs has called for a review of LGBTQ policies in schools. Henceforth, parents of children under 16 will have the right to be informed of any changes of names or pronouns...
By 2017, already professionally engaged in transgender politics, I began to focus on the anecdotally observed phenomenon of Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria (ROGD): a sudden declaration of a need for gend...
Earlier this month, Donald Trump was awarded the dubious distinction of being the first U.S. president deemed liable for sexual assault. Having pondered writer Jean E. Carroll’s claim, with supp...
With an estimated 1.4 billion people, India’s population has drawn even with China’s, and will soon surpass it, as China’s population is in decline and aging, while India’s is ...
The 10-day online election of the Law Society of Ontario “benchers”—the board of directors that sets policy and determines other matters related to the governance of Ontario’s ...