Revolution? Why not? It’s not exactly like the systems of
government we have are working all that well these days. How could they?
As Thomas Jefferson once wrote, one may as well expect a man
to wear the clothes he did as a child, as expect political systems to adapt
over time. Okay, I’m paraphrasing, but you get the point.
And if you don’t, read It’s
Time We Had a Canadian Revolution, by X-Ray’s “deep politics” columnist
Stephen James Kerr. If there’s one
article you read in this action packed edition, make it this one.
But wait, there’s more…
Quebec society is undergoing a revolution on par with, and potentially
much more significant than the Quiet one. And as sociologist J. F. Conway explains, the
stakes are nothing less than who rules society, who has power, and what remains
of “democracy” in La Belle Province.
Also in this issue, Nation of Change contributor Paul Buchheit charts the 75-year
cycle of war and revolution (and concludes that we’re past due for
another major round) while TomDispatch.com’s Andy Kroll explains how Wisconsin’s
Cheddar Revolution became co-opted by electoral politics.
If you’re like me,
and the thousands and potentially millions of other Canadians
who are looking for a left alternative to the House of Harper, read this issue “cover
Comment, share, engage,
bang some pots even, and take part in what’s turning out to be one of the most
exciting movements in living memory.
And as always, please
let us know what you think.
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Next edition (and yes, the last one) will be out July 1st.