Neil Seeman is a lawyer at the National Citizens Coalition. His essay, “Pondering Canadian neo-conservatism,” appeared in the June, 2001 edition of Policy Options.

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American exceptionalism, revisited

In his 1952 book The Irony of American History, Reinhold Niebuhr warned that American decline, should it come, would be attributable to collective vainglory. National vainglory is ostentatious pride, bigheadedness, self-perceived exceptionalism. It is a …

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Canada's own intern scandal

Gary Condit's offices can be an extremely rewarding experience. Typical duties of interns can range from assisting with phones to researching legislative projects. — U.S. Rep. Gary Condit's official website Filing and photocopying may not sound glamorous, but …

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Pondering Canadian neo-conservatism

Largely because the term “neo-conservative” is so new, there is lots of jockeying over its ownership. At an “off-the-record” gathering of prominent Canadian conservatives (of all stripes) in 1997, a participant handed out a questionnaire entitled, …

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We are not bowling alone

A dozen years after the publication of Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam's Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community, it is time for a reappraisal of the book's somber vision: an increasingly dis engaged, …

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