The Kensington Review

30 June 2004

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Canada Re-Elects Martin as a Minority Leader -- The whooshing noise that came south across the 49th Parallel was the sound of a speedy Canadian election. In just a few weeks, Canadians held a national debate about their country's future (in two languages), and decided that the Liberal Party could stay in office but denied the Grits a majority of the seats in Commons. With the Bloc Quebecois tying its best result ever and the lefty New Democrats increasing their seats, the future for Canada is interesting to say the least.

Pakistan's Musharraf Sacks the Prime Minister -- America's big ally in the Muslim world, Pakistan, remains a dictatorship with only the trappings of democracy. President Musharraf, who came to power in a coup d'etat replaced the prime minister apparently because he felt like it. It would be funny if it weren't so serious.

Involuntary Mobilization Ahead for 5,600 Reservists -- With sovereignty handed over in Iraq, and with the Taliban long gone from Afghanistan, a White House that had planned properly would be bringing troops home from a successful imperial adventure. The Bush administration, though, is going to call up 5,600 more troops from the Individual Ready Reserves. Some of them, won't be coming home although they have already served.

Buckley Passes the National Review Torch -- Many Americans believe that Ronald Reagan was Mr. Conservative, but he was a late-comer to an intellectual revolution in America that was begun almost single-handedly by William F. Buckley, Jr. Mr. Buckley's National Review was the house organ of the intellectual right during the days of Rockefeller Republicanism, and fifty years on, the grand old man has decided it is time to move over and let younger hands hold the wheel.

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