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A Special Place in Hell

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Madeleine Albright

Hillary Clinton and Madeleine Albright; Photo AP

Yesterday, American women were put before a stark choice for the Democratic Presidential primaries : either support Hillary Clinton or risk eternal damnation.

The precise threat was “There’s a special place in Hell for women who don’t support each other,” and it was issued by Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State under President Bill Clinton and an important voice of the feminist movement in the United States in what was meant to be a high-profile endorsement of Hillary Clinton.  Lire la suite

The timeless appeal of «Real Change»

On assuming leadership of the Montreal municipal party Vrai changement pour Montréal in December of 2105. 

Anyone who watched the red wave unfurl over Canada at last October’s federal elections can now say, in hindsight, that Liberal leader Justin Trudeau’s message of «real change» was a pretty smart guiding principle around which to base the winning campaign.

The principle of «real change» is of course, not new, likely dating back to the first brave soul who stood up to oppose established power (and quite possibly lost their head or a lesser limb in the process). It has, however, a freshness that springs eternal and that follows the cyclical nature of ‒ well, nature itself. Lire la suite