TORONTO – Is there solace in understanding that periods of political upheaval and disruption are cyclical, or should we take lessons from the past as guideposts to our future?
KABUL – August 18, 2021, the third day of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. After yesterday’s proclamations, with openness to women “in compliance with Sharia law” and the assurance that “no one will be harmed”, the Taliban have already started shooting. (more…)
You may have noticed that schools are closed. Children (that is the legal definition for people under the age of 18) are “studying remotely”, if at all. Distance learning is all the rage. Contagion, vaccination, “herd immunity” have displaced math, science, technical know-how, development of social skills, and critical thinking. (more…)