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Liberal Interpretations

Making sense of Justin Trudeau and his party

Clock Watching

The nuclear threat lingers still

Spending Power

Can compassion and efficiency be combined in the use of public funds?

Jack Layton

Jack Layton, leader of the New Democratic Party, died on August 22. This passage is excerpted from his foreword to Canadian Idealism and the Philosophy of Freedom: C.B. Macpherson, George Grant and Charles Taylor, by Robert Meynell (McGill‐Queen’s University Press, 2011). Reproduced with permission.

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Jack Layton

Canadian Idealism

An excerpt October 2011
Readers of this book, Canadian Idealism and the Philosophy of Freedom: C.B. Macpherson, George Grant and Charles Taylor, are fortunate; they will be exploring the tradition of Canadian philosophical idealism. I was at least as fortunate, years ago, because my initial contact with the subject was firsthand and personal, and had a profound impact on…