Tag Archives: Mark Wegierski

Getting the Canadian Right

Getting the Canadian Right by Mark Wegierski There are currently three main groups in Canada that do not understand the Canadian Right — the media, the other parties, and conservatives themselves. In the last few decades, Canadian conservatism has been hurt … Continue reading

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Crisis 2000: Insurrection in the United States!

Crisis 2000: Insurrection in the United States!  by Mark Wegierski Magazine: GameFix: The Forum of Ideas (Sacramento, California: Game Publications Group) no 2, November 1994 Game: Crisis 2000: Insurrection in the United States! enclosed in GameFix The subtitle The Forum of Ideas was dropped … Continue reading

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Private Colleges to Revive the Humanities

Private Colleges to Revive the Humanities by Mark Wegierski The liberal arts in Canada currently face a multi-pronged assault. Given the clamor for a narrowly conceived “market” and “economic” ethic, they are taught less and less, in favor of business, … Continue reading

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A Thought Experiment

A Thought Experiment By Mark Wegierski The thought-experiment is a recognized form of obtaining insight, even in the hard sciences. Aldous Huxley, who died on November 22, 1963, would probably have appreciated a hypothetical situation like the one below. Let … Continue reading

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Beyond Left and Right

Beyond Left and Right by Mark Wegierski The author grapples herein with the implications of the post-2008 financial and economic crisis. He suggests that there are difficulties with the conventional conceptions of both left and right and that we consider … Continue reading

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What Hope for Canadian Conservatism?

What Hope for Canadian Conservatism?  by Mark Wegierski Donald Trump is currently renegotiating Free Trade with Canada. Over 80% of Canada’s trade is with the United States; and probably over 80% of the population detests him. Canada’s armed forces are … Continue reading

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Two Tribes

Two Tribes Mark Wegierski considers Canada’s future An essay in two parts Part one The results of the provincial election in Québec, on April 7, 2014, were unexpected. It was a huge win for the Liberals led by Philippe Couillard, … Continue reading

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Speculative Fiction

Speculative Fiction Mark Wegierski on a distinctively Canadian genre The term “speculative fiction” is seen as a Canadian invention. It encompasses science fiction, fantasy and horror. Science fiction is said to be a genre of the mind; fantasy, of the … Continue reading

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We Cannot Escape History

We Cannot Escape History Mark Wegierski contrasts American and Canadian Conservatism  [An article based on a presentation read at the “Conservatism: Made in USA” Conference, held at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland, on April 28, 2010] America … Continue reading

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Canada – the Case for Conservatism

Canada – the Case for Conservatism Another piece by Mark Wegierski to mark the Sesquicentennial of Canadian Confederation Given the disparity in resources between small-c conservatives and left-liberals in Canada, the situation of conservatism sometimes seems virtually hopeless. What traditionalists … Continue reading

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