Category Archives: Culture

Lawrence Solomon: Harper’s mission

(February 3, 2012) He is the only PM in memory who has shown any spine in his dealings with China’s brutal plunderers. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Ford’s blow for film freedom

(February 10, 2011) Urban Renaissance Institute Executive Director Lawrence Solomon describe’s Mayor Ford’s intervention to save a local film screening from being shut down by bureaucrats. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: The failure of Chinese mothering

(Jan. 15, 2011) Western parents retain the edge in producing creators. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Shake the salt

(May 1, 2010) The sodium-is-dangerous theory is itself a danger. Are you worried about congestive heart failure? Liver or kidney failure? Chronic fatigue? Pneumonia? Blood vessel health? Alzheimer’s or the loss of other cognitive abilities? Continue reading

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Savour the salt

(April 23, 2010) Ignore the conventional wisdom. There is no evidence that salt, something we need to survive, is bad for us. Continue reading

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Sorry hayseeds, my big city beats your green pasture

(October 16, 2009) The idea that country folk live a better, happier existence than we benighted slaves to the metropolis is a persistent myth of modern life. Continue reading

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First do no harm

(May 23, 2009) Vaccines do good and they do harm. They also arouse passions among those who would see no harm. And intolerance, as seen in reactions to Oprah Winfrey and Jenny McCarthy for giving voice to vaccine skeptics. Continue reading

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