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Monday 8 April 2013

Apparently Martin Goldfarb Reads WAKATA, Too

Canadians aren't technocrats and political theatre (clearly) isn't a scientific exercise.  We want narratives.  We want destinations and journeys that we can see ourselves participating in.  Political visions need to be about what our country can look like - not as a fire-walled lock-box of nationalism, but as a whole that's greater than the sum of its parts.
A while ago, I proposed The Conscious Society as a working title for a Liberal vision for Canada.  Bob Rae one-upped me with The Successful Society.  Team Trudeau doesn't have to rely on one of these brands; they're smart people, they can craft a narrative of their own. 
It's the message, not the metaphor, that matters.


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