The Myth of Consensus: A column in five links

This column by Thomas Frank was the best thing I read today. Here’s the sentence I like:

There is no branch of American political expression more trite, more smug, more hollow than centrism.

I take this column as a nice refutation of the central argument of Peter Russell’s new book, which we talk about here

If were to expand on this and apply it to the Canadian situation, it would go something like this:

I’d start by restating the central argument from this piece. 

Then I’d throw in some of this. and add a few lines from this.