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Friday, October 23, 2009

George Jonas: A bizarre twist in Canadian liberalism, from individual equality to parity for groups.

George Jonas' keynote address on democracy, freedom, rights and identity politics in Canada at The Canadian Constitution Foundation's 2009 law conference on "Race, Religion, Equality and Freedom" (delivered by CCF Executive Director John Carpay) followed by a Q&A with vir ipse:

After describing the political developments and degradation of values since his arrival in Canada 53 years ago, Jonas concludes his prepared remarks with his pessimistic take on liberalism: "anarcho-libertarians are optimists, they believe that the state is an unnecessary evil; classical liberals are pessimists, [we] think the state is a necessary evil."

Posted by Kalim Kassam on October 23, 2009 in Canadian History, Canadian Politics | Permalink


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