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Tearing Down Canada’s Past
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Tearing Down Canada’s Past

July 1 is Canada Day, commemorating the founding of the Canadian state. But what does it mean to be Canadian? In the traditional Canada that existed before the 1960s the answer was clear: Traditional Canada was defined by the culture …

The Failure of the Canadian Right
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The Failure of the Canadian Right

The Canadian federal election in October confirmed a long-term, leftward trend in Canadian politics. Despite Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s blackface scandal, the Liberals retained power, winning a plurality of 157 out of 338 seats and 33.1 percent of the popular

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The Brave Professor

At the University of Toronto, one man has shown us just how uphill the climb is against political correctness, and what sort of reaction we may expect if we fight it.  He may also have shown us how to win.

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Demolition Day

The 150th Anniversary (or Sesquicentennial) of Canadian Confederation will be celebrated on July 1.  That holiday was traditionally denominated “Dominion Day,” as Canada was officially called “the Dominion of Canada”—a term which has now fallen into disuse.  The holiday is

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The Media’s Triumph Won’t Last Forever

After the parliamentary and presidential elections of 2005, Poland finally appeared to have recovered from her postcommunist malaise, having brought a coalition of center-right and patriotic parties to power.  These included the Law and Justice Party (PiS), led by the

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A New Solidarity

The victory of Lech Kaczynski of the Law and Justice Party (with around 54 percent of votes cast) over Donald Tusk of the Civic Platform Party in the second round of the presidential election on October 23, 2005, augurs well

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An Anniversary Remembered

On Saturday, July 10, 2004, my cousin and I drove from Ciechocinek to Czestochowa, to attend a celebration of her grandparents’ 60th wedding anniversary. Ciechocinek is a spa and resort town about 200 kilometers northwest of Warsaw, Poland. Before the

The Forgotten White Ethnics
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The Forgotten White Ethnics

I recently returned to Toronto from a long visit to Poland, a trip on a Polish LOT Airlines jet that took only nine-and-a-half hours but would have taken months in an earlier age.  In general, Toronto represents one extreme of

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A Model for the West

Ciechocinek lies about 200 kilometers northwest of Warsaw, near Torun, the birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus, in the Kujawy-Pomorze (Kuyavia-Pomerania) region.  It is a spa and resort town of about 14,000 permanent residents, known for its unique titration towers—large wooden structures