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ON CURRENT AFFAIRS, 2022

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KENNETH WESTHUES
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University of Waterloo, Canada

Updated with quotes for September 2022:

Classic:
It must not be forgotten that it is especially dangerous to enslave men in the minor details of life. For my own part, I should be inclined to think freedom less necessary in great things than in little ones.
Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, 1835.

 

Direct:
The culmination of a mass society is rule by some charismatic demagogue, a ranting savior whom followers believe can magically set things right. Politics is reduced to personalities, and there is less concern for law than for faith.
First Sociology, 1982.

Garden moment for September 2022:

Harry Oakes put up the money for Oakes Park, created in Niagara Falls in 1930. A row of eight oak trees was planted in the middle, one for each of the eight schools operating in the city at that time. Now approaching a hundred years old, the trees are admired by humans and relished by squirrels.


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