Category: Politics

Commissions of Inquiry

This article first appeared on The Rebel website. I used to think, like most people, that Commissions of Inquiry are a great idea. Whenever there are serious and troublesome conflicts people know the only...

Academics Going Round In Circles

This article first appeared on The Rebel website. In the 19th century, English-speaking universities comprised two faculties, The Natural Sciences and the Humanities. The word scientist didn’t exist until the middle of the century....

A Society Is Based On Trust

This article first appeared on The Rebel website. Based on a brief article of mine in The Landowner Newsletter. The Toronto Globe and Mail ran a contest for the best humorous description of a...

Bureaucratic Scientists: A Recipe For Tyranny.

This article first appeared on The Rebel website. The headline read “Liberal MPs hold press conference on muzzling of scientists”. As usual, the headline differs from the story. The real story is the most...