Foreign politics or domestic minestrone?

By ANGELO PERSICHILLI The Hill Times June 26, 2017 I didn’t pay a lot of attention three weeks ago when Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland delivered a speech heralded as the “new blueprint” for Canadian foreign policy. However, later, reading the media reports, considering the increasing tension in the world and the dangerous lack of leadership, … Continue reading Foreign politics or domestic minestrone?

We don’t defeat terrorism with bomb and condolences. Fight radicalization

By ANGELO PERSICHILLI THE HILL TIMES (June 19, 2017) Terrorism is like the Hydra of Lerna, the mythological monster capable of regenerating two heads whenever Hercules chopped one off. I don’t know how or if Hercules eventually killed the Hydra, just as I am not sure how to defeat terrorism. However, I do know two … Continue reading We don’t defeat terrorism with bomb and condolences. Fight radicalization

Is the Pope turning blind eye to a brutal regime?

By ANGELO PERSICHILLI The Hill Times (May 22, 2017) Is Pope Francis supporting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro? While this question is not debated in the international mainstream media, the role of the Vatican in Venezuela is widely criticized in social media, the only tool in the hands of the opposition to Maduro’s regime to inform … Continue reading Is the Pope turning blind eye to a brutal regime?

Wynne’s resignation not only option to win again

Angelo Persichilli The Hill Times (May 1st 2917) To say Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s leadership is in trouble is an understatement. However, to say that she will lose the next election is premature. The face of success or failure is the face of the leader, but the leader is not necessarily responsible for either. Many … Continue reading Wynne’s resignation not only option to win again

United Airlines, an excuse that doesn’t fly

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

In politics is very difficult even to predict…the past, never mind the future

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

It is all Trump’s fault…or maybe not

(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