A great man once said, "Politics is inherently stupid." That great man was me.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Damning With Faint Praise Indeed

In an article he wrote for the CBC questioning the all to common, flippant anti-American attitude of many Canadians, Richard Handler does the hilariously ironic: he spends the entirety of the article touting Canada's superiority and slamming America, only to take a break from fawning over Pierre Elliot Trudeau to spend a sentence or two near the end praising the openness and freedom of the USA. Damning with faint praise indeed. If Handler would stop his paternalistic treatment of the world's most free and open society as the idiot cousin you still have a fond spot for, his argument might have actually had the chance to appear intellectually honest.

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