Can Democracy Work? asks James Miller. It’s not only this year’s question, it’s a question for the ages, from ancient Athens to the Trumpian present.
Two senior Vancouver poets, George Bowering and George Stanley, do a book together. John Harris reads it.
From The New York Review: the identity debate.
Bob Rowan tells a free speech story about a too-little-known American philosopher, Alexander Meiklejohn.
Old Socialists, Unite. You have nothing to lose but your walkers.
Amos Oz, 1939-2018. Reading “A Tale of Love and Darkness.”
David Shields thinks Trump is missing an “inner life.” Brian Fawcett checks.
Stan Persky tries to get through the day… a day all about, well, Stan Persky.
The message from John McCain’s funeral.
How to keep thinking during and after the Apocalypse. Dan Gawthrop has a few practical suggestions.