(Segue la versione italiana) By ANGELO PERSICHILLI The Hill Times - April 24, 2017 —Now that Donald Trump has (probably) sent the U.S. fleet towards North Korea, “pacifists” and some academics are up in arms against the “warmongering” American president. One recent headline in The Globe and Mail said, “Only diplomacy can cool the Korean peninsula.” … Continue reading NORTH KOREA, 60 YEARS OF DIPLOMATIC FAILURE
By ANGELO PERSICHILLI The Hill Times (April 17, 2017) The video of the United Airlines passenger violently evicted from a plane has brought to our attention a couple of things: the power of modern technology and the problem of overbooking. There is nothing new about either, just like high speeds and the possibility of a … Continue reading United Airlines, an excuse that doesn’t fly
by Angelo Persichilli The Hill Times (April 10, 2017) Reading the news about last week’s federal by-elections, you might get the impression that the Trudeau government is in trouble and the Conservatives are on the rise, when in fact both interpretations are wrong. Mid-term elections are traditionally problematic for every government. Voters tend to unload some … Continue reading In politics is very difficult even to predict…the past, never mind the future
(Segue la versione italiana) by Angelo Persichilli I rejoiced when I realized that words like ‘Left’ and ‘Right’ became devoid of any political significance. Now, however, I start to miss them. I feel sorry for those trapped by past ideologies who are trying to navigate through the new political map using the old Trip-Tick instead … Continue reading It is all Trump’s fault…or maybe not
By ANGELO PERSICHILLI
The Hill Times (April 3, 2017)
You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand there is something seriously wrong with the environment.
Toronto sunrise from Mississauga (Photo by Angelo Persichilli)
At the same time, you don’t have to be a political science professor to understand that politics is the major obstacle to the solution of the problem. This is because in politics you are not judged by what you do, but by what you say. If you say the right “politically correct” thing, nobody cares about the results.
Aside from organizations like Greenpeace, many so-called environmentalists are political activists, polluting the debate to advance their political cause. They preach the obvious but they have no implementable plan on hand.
To understand the difficulties, one needs only to read last week’s projection from Environment Canada according to which the country is “on pace to miss its reduction…
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By ANGELO PERSICHILLI The Hill Times (April 3, 2017) You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand there is something seriously wrong with the environment. At the same time, you don’t have to be a political science professor to understand that politics is the major obstacle to the solution of the problem. This … Continue reading We are all pro-environment…until we are asked to do something about it