Frankenstein at 200In 1818 the world was introduced to an entirely new kind of monster when Mary Shelley published Frankenstein: or The Modern Prometheus. Tor two centuries, her creation features of perception of music by children of early age stalked the stage, then the screen, inspired art, and filled the pages of countless sequels and comic books.
We already produce enough food to feed everyone on the planet. The verdict on Sir John A. As celebrations of Canada’s 150th birthday continue to fade into the background, the controversy around Sir John A. This special episode of Ideas puts Canada’s first Prime Minister on trial for ‘crimes against humanity. The ‘trial’ of Sir John A.
Macdonald: Would he be guilty of war crimes today? By the end of the Cold War, liberalism had emerged triumphant around much of the developed world — until the recent rise of populism in Europe and the U. Suddenly, the political landscape is looking ominous. Ken Dryden on changing the idea of hockey”Game Change”, the book written by NHL legend, Ken Dryden, is on one level about the increasing number of concussions hockey players have. But it’s also about changing the way decision-makers make decisions. As he tells host Paul Kennedy, being right isn’t enough.
That’s why Dryden has turned the old adage “where there’s a will, there’s a way” on its head. There’s no proof he ever did that — and it may not matter. It’s a question is being asked in democracies everywhere. People are frustrated with politics and politicians. And politicians appear weary of democracy.
It continues to be the most translated book from French into English — an amazing feat for someone who came from an illiterate family in Algeria. They’ve struggled to make sense of the embrace of radical, often xenophobic populists and the rejection of mainstream democratic parties and the fundamentals of liberal democracy itself. How can we fix our broken world? And what does it actually mean to love your neighbour? Just some of the questions raised by Payam Akhavan in the 2017 CBC Massey Lectures — on air, and on tour.
He concludes the series explaining how we can end hate and see how interconnected we all are. Payam Akhavan stopped working in war zones. The Nobel Prize winner championed diversity—biological and philosophical, as well as the value of both life and death. It turns out they’re even sexier in their own world. Wily, deceptive, manipulating: get ready to travel between history and science, how we humans think about orchids and who they really are in nature among themselves. As we move towards legalization of cannabis, we look at that other drug that many of us already have in our homes and use on a daily basis: alcohol. How did we start using it?
How does it affect our health and society? And given the latest scientific research, should we still drink it? From the Civil War to Iraq, photographic images of conflict sear themselves onto our consciousness, and reside in a psychic space that lies beyond words. Bill Clinton says he’s sorry for sexual transgressions. Whether apologies come from the political elite or your next door neighbour, we are awash in a sea of “I’m sorry”.