The Forgotten Power of Government

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kottke.org—David Remnick recently interviewed Robert Caro and if you’ve read Caro’s book, Working, or the New Yorker article based on the book, there’s not much new here, but this exchange at the end is worth highlighting: Remnick: We are living in a political moment, and when you watch the current President it seems that one of the saving graces is that, for all his erratic thinking, insulting thinking, his insults directed at minority groups — and, well, practically everyone — that he’s not that good at...

Landmark agreement gives indigenous 'forgotten people' power to self-govern. Three agreements laid groundwork for possible future land claims, reparations and centuries-long grievances for Métis nations Growing up as member of Alberta’s Métis community, Audrey Poitras was always acutely aware of the unique struggle her people faced. The Métis are one of Canada’s Indigenous peoples, with roots 400 years deep. But although these mixed-race people were descended from Canada’s original inhabitants and French fur traders, they were excluded from negotiations between the...