Saturday, June 12, 2004

Standing on the shoulders of giants

Trudeaupia reminds me why, but for his decisive leadership during the October Crisis, I have never respected Pierre Trudeau. The man was an ethical midget. He may have had style and flair, but his reflexive anti-Americanism - the root of most of the current similar feelings in the Liberal Party - led him to overtly favour evil. I can't forgive that. Moreover, he's practically a secular saint here - which makes the whining of some Canadian pundits over media coverage of the reverence shown for Reagan's legacy all the more hypocritical. Moral equivocation: a Canadian value, then and now. Sad, but true.


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