Stephen Lewis has a complaint. Five of them, in fact—about Canadian politics—all clearly articulated in “A Socialist Takes Stock,” the 2014 Symons Lecture delivered at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown. (http://bit.ly/1HxmC3d)
After more than two decades abroad supporting sustainable development in such areas as poverty and the HIV/AIDS pandemic, Lewis has returned to Canada. And he just celebrated his 77th birthday, content in his troisième âge.
But Lewis remains outspoken. His bottom line is the sanctity of respect in expressing different ideologies, principled democracy, and human rights as an emblem of a civilized society. In the Symons Lecture he resoundingly condemns the “nadir of indignity” to which Canadian politics has fallen.
Come argue with us at the 2nd annual Wakefield Writers Festival – La Péche, May 8-10, 2015. writersfete.com
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