Callwood, June

Now-deceased white female journalist who was still young enough in her 80s to tell people when to fuck off. Callwood insisted on treating every issue with an excruciating combination of common sense and open-heartedness. This lifelong practice bought her, at the end of her life, a load of undeserved trouble and abuse from Canada’s cultural neotribalists and other self-impressed, bad-tempered social entrepreneurs. Her replacement as cultural den mother, Margaret Wente, tells us how far things have gone in the wrong direction, and how much we ought to be missing her.

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