Thursday, September 25, 2008

Dictatorship in the making?

There is an excellent article in the Globe and Mail today by Margaret Atwood. She is commenting on Stephen Harper's attack on the arts and culture community, in particular his comments suggesting that "ordinary people" don't care about "the arts."

One sentence in particular stands out:

Every budding dictatorship begins by muzzling the artists, because they're a mouthy lot and they don't line up and salute very easily.
The more I read about this man, the more worried I get. Take a look at The Harper Record and make your own mind up. Vote ABC, or ABC.

Atwood's article is an excerpt of her speech to be delivered at the Hurtig Lecture on the Future of Canada, Wednesday October 1, 2008 at the University of Alberta.

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