Monthly Archives: November 2012

Only the Governors or Royals Should Confer Honours Upon Deserving Canadians


Prime Minister Stephen Harper has officially made a mockery of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal by awarding one to Justin Bieber, who in turn made the ceremony even more undignified by not having the courtesy to wear a suit. Harper … Continue reading

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Alexander Hamilton Recommended Responsible Government in 1788


Alexander Hamilton’s “executive packet” of The Federalist Papers (67-77) provides learned historical and comparative analyses of the Constitution of 1787 relative to the British system and to the systems of government in the several American states. Hamilton’s strong grasp of … Continue reading

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What I Remember on the Fifth of November: The Glorious Revolution over Guy Fawkes


The Huffington Post published my column “The Truth about Guy Fawkes’ Day“, on what we should remember on the fifth of November. In this blog entry, I’ve posted some documentaries  on the Fifth of November 1605 and the Fifth of … Continue reading

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