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Thursday, April 08, 2004
But enough about me. What do you think about me?
Jay Currie described himself as a "social libertarian, fiscal conservative, hard core hawk." Amen to that, brother! Like Jay, I am politically homeless. My views are better defined by Dennis Miller and South Park than by anyone in Canadian politics. I teach cultural studies and have helped build nuclear submarines. I have helped write environmental policy and am enthusiastic about the virtue of global brands. But most of all I relate to Christopher Hitchens in that I woke up to the world of September 12, 2001 to discover my worldview had changed. My writing has appeared in the National Post, the Montreal Gazette and the Manchester Evening News and six days a week at my blog, Ghost of a flea where I muse about pop culture, archaeology and the life and thought of Kylie Minogue.
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Perhaps, if we ask really nicely, Kylie will take us in out of the poltical cold.
Posted by: Jay Currie | 2004-04-08 10:12:42 PM
Nuclear submarines?? I had no idea, Nick...
Posted by: Paul Jané | 2004-04-08 10:50:55 PM
I wrote a couple of weeks ago about the muth of the Canadian "right wing conservative"political party.
The truth is that there are none. Being to the right of the Liberals is only relative to their position - in the context of the full right to left political spectrum, the Conservatives are probably best described as center--, but even tha'ts a stretch... most Conservative Party policies are positioned well to the left of the Democrats in the US.
Posted by: Kate | 2004-04-08 11:15:20 PM
The Kylie Party! That would make us Minoguists (or Minoguistas for readers south of south of the border).
Posted by: Ghost of a flea | 2004-04-09 8:04:10 AM
And you're my favorite Canadian! (Sorry, John)
Posted by: John of Argghhh! | 2004-04-09 12:52:04 PM
Or perhaps, Kate, the complication arises in that it is possible to be positioned (slightly) to the left of the Democrats, policy-wise, by American reckoning and remain a solidly centre-right party by light of many others...
Posted by: Watson Aname | 2004-04-09 2:09:51 PM
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