Letter to the editor: The Walrus, June 2016

Bob Rae writes in the June issue of the Walrus that the advice “it’s hard to be smart and angry at the same time” is an axiom. Well, if smart is to mean dispassionate sophistication then I would agree it’s axiomatic. It’s a problem, though, when our leaders have cold enough eyes to look at our time compared to the olden days and see only “progress”; to look at the people who call for a more personal, face to face kind of politics and a less litigious society and see only “hysteria”; to look at people who worry some technologies aren’t working for a good purpose and see only “paranoia”.

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