Here are the Blogs in the David Solway
Monday, 25 April 2016
Much has been made of Canadian PM Justin Trudeau’s recent exploits, avidly devoured by the press and lapped up by his dazzled acolytes. The latest installment in the Trudeau saga involves a photo just circulated of Trudeau balancing on a conference table in the advanced yogic Mayurasana or “peacock” ...Read More...
Posted on 04/25/2016 12:01 PM by David Solway
Friday, 22 April 2016
Posted on 04/22/2016 10:38 AM by David Solway
Friday, 22 April 2016
Trust can be a double-edged sword when it is not founded on insight. In politics as in personal relations, one can trust the wrong person or distrust the right one -- with unfortunate consequences. Political candidates almost universally craft their public image to play to the voter’s perception of ...Read More...
Posted on 04/22/2016 10:28 AM by David Solway
Saturday, 16 April 2016
Posted on 04/16/2016 8:53 AM by David Solway
Wednesday, 13 April 2016
Recently, I’ve been corresponding with a friend on the ever-contentious subject of Donald Trump, a man whom my interlocutor finds objectionable on both political and personal grounds. Political positions can be discussed and debated even if they do not produce agreement or compromise, but a personal ...Read More...
Posted on 04/13/2016 1:58 PM by David Solway
Tuesday, 12 April 2016
Posted on 04/12/2016 7:12 AM by David Solway
Friday, 1 April 2016
Posted on 04/01/2016 5:18 PM by David Solway
Saturday, 26 March 2016
The fear and loathing with which Donald Trump is regarded by establishment Republicans, by the predictably hostile media apparatus, and by a veritable army of political pundits betokens not so much a reasoned analysis of the Trump phenomenon as an access of unbefitting panic. As historian Bruce Thornton ...Read More...
Posted on 03/26/2016 9:04 AM by David Solway
Thursday, 24 March 2016
Posted on 03/24/2016 12:52 PM by David Solway
Friday, 18 March 2016
Posted on 03/18/2016 5:15 AM by David Solway
Friday, 11 March 2016
Posted on 03/11/2016 4:50 AM by David Solway
Friday, 4 March 2016
Posted on 03/04/2016 4:45 AM by David Solway
Friday, 26 February 2016
Posted on 02/26/2016 10:00 AM by David Solway
Friday, 19 February 2016
Posted on 02/19/2016 10:35 AM by David Solway
Wednesday, 17 February 2016
In The Race Card, a book examining the influence of racial stereotypes in manipulating election results, Tali Mendelberg’s analysis applies as well to voting patterns in general. “Norms and consciousness,” she explains, are the “necessary and missing factors” in shaping electoral response. The extent ...Read More...
Posted on 02/17/2016 10:52 AM by David Solway
Sunday, 7 February 2016
The failure of Canada's majority Conservative government to win re-election on October 17, 2015 should serve as an object lesson to the Republican establishment in the United States. Among a number of reasons for the debacle, the abandonment or weakening of first principles in the name of pragmatic ...Read More...
Posted on 02/07/2016 5:10 PM by David Solway and Janice Fiamengo
Saturday, 6 February 2016
Posted on 02/06/2016 5:55 AM by David Solway
Saturday, 30 January 2016
Canadians have long thought of themselves as morally superior to the supposedly vulgar and abrasive Americans. According to the self-justifying Canadian mythos, we embody a more enlightened and humane outlook on the world. In addition to oil, maple syrup, and lumber, our most valuable export -- our ...Read More...
Posted on 01/30/2016 8:07 AM by David Solway
Saturday, 30 January 2016
What is “the zone,” an expression often used by performers in various fields of competitive or personal endeavor? Clearly, it has something to do with consummate functioning, with a kind of inner serenity or a unique coordination of mental and physical attributes leading to superb and unanticipated ...Read More...
Posted on 01/30/2016 5:13 AM by David Solway
Friday, 29 January 2016
Posted on 01/29/2016 7:48 AM by David Solway
Thursday, 21 January 2016
Posted on 01/21/2016 12:50 PM by David Solway
Wednesday, 6 January 2016
The Islamization of America is proceeding at speed as the political and educational elites are desperately playing catch-up with Europe’s looming immigration and refugee disaster. We have just learned that Paul Ryan’s “House-passed omnibus [bill] will bring in nearly 300,000 Muslim migrants in the next ...Read More...
Posted on 01/06/2016 2:10 PM by David Solway
Saturday, 26 December 2015
Posted on 12/26/2015 8:07 AM by David Solway
Monday, 21 December 2015
I used to wonder why hard rock groups and performers were fond of referring to the guitar as an “axe.” Discussing this enigmatic topic with my friend Sal Raeli (who sometimes uses a dime for a pick and always seems to have one more guitar than I do), he suggested that the pop expression had to do with ...Read More...
Posted on 12/21/2015 12:42 PM by David Solway
Thursday, 17 December 2015
Posted on 12/17/2015 1:51 PM by David Solway