The liberal answer to the crisis in social media

The liberal answer to the crisis in social media

“IT MATTERS not whether individuals reason well or ill…Truth arises from the collision,” said Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu. Judging from the flame wars on Twitter, the nastiness of Facebook comments and the vitriol on Reddit, there are certainly a lot of collisions in the digital public sphere. It is…

Read More
The battle for Venezuela’s future

The battle for Venezuela’s future

IF PROTESTS ALONE could oust a president, Nicolás Maduro would already be on a plane to Cuba. On January 23rd at least 1m Venezuelans from across the country took to the streets demanding Mr Maduro step down. They were answering the call of Juan Guaidó, who last week proclaimed himself the rightful head of state.…

Read More
Martin Crimp reimagines “Pamela”

Martin Crimp reimagines “Pamela”

IN THE opening scene of “When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other”, a new play by Martin Crimp, a couple sits in a black Audi parked in a garage crammed with tools, coats and boots. The man calmly explains to the woman, whom he has abducted, why she should have sex with him. “Let’s face…

Read More
Smart cities may be too smart for their own good

Smart cities may be too smart for their own good

Canada has a rich history of innovation, but in the next few decades, powerful technological forces will transform the global economy. Large multinational companies have jumped out to a headstart in the race to succeed, and Canada runs the risk of falling behind. At stake is nothing less than our prosperity and economic well-being. The…

Read More