Tories’ Cynical Monument to Victims of Communism

What is the principle behind Ottawa's planned massive memorial to the victims of Communism if not to advance Conservative ideology? Ottawa’s promised new memorial to victims of Communism threatens to be both an esthetic monstrosity and a tribute to moral obtuseness. Many have expressed alarm about its visual impact, from the mayor of Ottawa to Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, without deterring the Harper government from financially and ideologically backing the project.


Support Beyond Addiction

Help support Beyond Addiction - a program designed by naturopathic doctor and Kundalini Yoga expert Sat Dharam Kaur ND, incorporating the work of Dr. Gabor Maté. With your help, the organizers can sponsor 45 people to attend the program who would otherwise be unable to afford it. The program begins January 16, 2015 in Vancouver BC and will be taught once monthly over four weekends, with weekly support classes held between the weekend trainings.


Jian Ghomeshi and the Problem of Narcissistic Male Rage

His public persona shattered, Jian Ghomeshi’s overweening narcissism has become the subject of public scorn. His reported violence against women, whether inside or outside sexual interplay, has been rightly denounced. Yet making this scandal all about Ghomeshi, we risk ignoring the broader sources of male narcissistic rage towards females. We are dealing here with far more than the pathological quirks of an apparently disturbed and charismatic individual.


Lesson from Robin Williams: Take Depression Seriously

While there may be genetic predispositions toward depression and addiction, a predisposition is not the same as a predetermination. Death, Robin Williams once said, is “the ultimate closing.” The turbulent comic genius found that closing recently, at his own hands.


Beautiful Dream of Israel has Become a Nightmare

As a Jewish youngster growing up in Budapest, an infant survivor of the Nazi genocide, I was for years haunted by a question resounding in my brain with such force that sometimes my head would spin: “How was it possible? How could the world have let such horrors happen?”


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