Why Trust Prevents Nations from Tearing Themselves Apart

“The last time a leading Danish politician was murdered was 1286. It’s not war with your foreign enemies [that matters]; it’s internally, in political stability.”   The backbone of a happy, healthy society is rooted in how much its citizens trust one another. If one place in the world could teach a few things about creating a peaceful society, it …

Reconciliation Includes Sharing Toys

As we drove up, I could already imagine the headline… Two Middle-Aged White Men Drive Onto Indian Reservation and Steal Mountain Bike in Broad Daylight. The truth is far more interesting. It started where there is a lake to the north. Ten kilometres to the south is a second lake. Between them, a river ties them together. But also divides …

Why can’t we criticize ‘Diversity & Inclusion’ dogma? A conversation with Mark Hecht

In September 2019, Mount Royal University instructor Mark Hecht wrote an op-ed for the Vancouver Sun titled “Ethnic diversity harms social trust, economic wellbeing, argues instructor,” which cited research showing the link between highly diverse societies and lower social trust. Hecht and the Vancouver Sun were immediately mobbed and smeared on social media, resulting in the Sun unpublishing Hecht’s article …