Dirty Words

The misuse of words by those around us is much more common than some would expect. In fact, words are misused with such confidence and frequency that no one else really seems to notice. As someone who has an English degree and a vested interest in maintaining the integrity of the English language, I can’t…

Struggle and Story

Courtesy of the University of Toronto The Thomas Fisher Struggle and Story exhibit typifies the Canadian problem: how can we be proud of Canada’s founders while honouring the victims of colonialism and genocide? Should we want to develop nationalism? Or is nationalism a perverse form of state-worship, forever marginalizing the other? The Canadian historian faces…