Category Archives: United States


From Marg. Bruineman, “The ins and outs of heritage properties”, Canadian Lawyer, October, 2016: …by the 20th century, heritage legislation existed in most European cities and began to appear in North America, beginning in Charleston, S.C. What glory was intended … Continue reading

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Atonement III: Quiet Dispatch

Statue “dedicated” in 1924. Pulled down in 2017. It was between 1900 and 1920 that lunching was at its most virulent. As the contemporary Baltimore journalist and sardonic humorist H.L. Mencken explained it, life in the South could be lacking … Continue reading

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From a column by Allan Fotheringham, “The mouse, the elephant and the crackers in the bed”, Globe and Mail, January 27, 2001, p. A9: John Kennedy could not stand John Diefenbaker. Instructed to do the ritual tree-planting ceremony at Rideau … Continue reading

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Tradition II

Wrote about Daniel Inouye concerns in relation to “pre-emptive strikes”. Then thought about Vietnam. If one does not attack unless one is attacked, where was the attack there? From commentary by John MacLaughlan Gray, “Media that obediently speak the language … Continue reading

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Different Story

Found this article by Jonathan Foreman, in relation to the Gangs of New York film: “Scorcese’s film portrays racist mass murderers as victims“, The Telegraph, January 15, 2003. Extract: The film works so hard to make mid-19th-century Irish-American street gang … Continue reading

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Even Before They Went In

From an article by Agence France Presse, as published in The Globe and Mail, February 16, 2003, p. B7: U.S. said divided on Iraqi oil future The U.S,. administration is divided over how to manage Iraq’s oil sector, should Iraqi … Continue reading

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