Any book that nudges Canadians out of our often-sanguine view of the dangers facing this country, and our complacency in the face of those dangers, deserves our attention. Stephanie Carvin’s Stand on Guard: Reassessing Threats to Canada’s National Security is such a book.

Readers may recognize Carvin’s name from her…

It’s already been a year. 365 days of worry, frustration, and real disruption to our lives. Twelve months of mostly awful news stories interspersed with awe at what science can do, and major gratitude that we didn’t have Donald Trump running things up here in Canada.

And, as you might…

In the fall of 2014, just after UberX launched in Toronto, I asked a cab driver what he thought of the on-demand ride-sharing service. Mishearing “Uber” he asked: “Super? What’s that?”

Fast forward to March 2016, and a different cab but the same question. This time, there was no mistaking…

Why Trump is Good for Philosophy

Rivers of ink have been spilled and terabytes of data have been created trying to explain the Trump phenomenon and why it is so pernicious. Memo to all journalists, pundits, and analysts undertaking this spree of commentary: you are all speaking to people who…

Dan Dunsky

I write. Also practiced journalism for 20-odd years. Created and ran The Agenda with Steve Paikin on TVO.

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