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Lessons from the past: “So What is Government for Anyway?”

By Greg Kennedy I have recently made a habit of asking this question at opportune moments in classes and public lectures.  Hilarious bewilderment usually ensues.  Younger people shrug, while older people often get angry because of corrupt senators. I am increasingly convinced that this has become an esoteric question in our modern society.  Political scientists for example, would probably answer… Read more »

The Return of the History Wars

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Despite being declared over by many historians, the debates of the History Wars – where social and cultural history was pitted against political and economic history – have returned to public discourse in Canada.