Une grande annonce dans la politique canadienne c'est Jean Lapierre qui r?int?g?re au sien de Liberaux f?deraux.
Ce que je retrouve assez d?plaisant ce comment il a r?ni? son pass? bloquiste. Comme s'il n'exist?t. Honn?tement, un politicien m?me pragmatique doit quand m?me avoir certains principes fondamenteaux, incessibles et non-n?gociables. Lapierre avait quitt? la politique prace qu'il a piqu? un crise et il d?testait Chr?tien. L'ego de politiciens de cesser jamais ? se gonfler.
Le retour de Lapierre me soul?ve beaucoup de questions telles que: Qu'a-t-il promis Martin ? Lapierre? Que donne Lapierre ? Martin et au parti pour son r?int?gration? En tout cas, son retour ? la politique sera assez int?eressante ? suivre.
It appears that Iran is slowly reaching the boiling point between the reformed-mind and the regime. From what I gather from reading the news and blogs dedicated to Iranian issues, the Guardian council, one of the preservationalist stronghold had pretty much prohibited most of the 3000 canidadates for the upcoming legislative elections.
The population fed up with the mullahs' nannyism that the former protested and the Guardian council backed down...a bit. The Council reversed about a third of the prohibitions. Yet, the populace and the canidadtes still seethe at the mullahs.
I wonder, if we're witnessing the end of the Iranian theocracy? I realize that the mullahs have shown themselves to be more resiliant than predictions estimated but times does have a means to do away with that quality. If the theoracy does collapse, what will it signify to Iran and the Moselm world?
I've been so busy lately that I haven't had much time to blog. Nonetheless, I came across this
article by James benett on the Anglosphere as network
It's a cogent summary of his past articles on the subject. When I re-read the article, it triggered a thought of a phenomenon that needs to be more closely explored: the nodes in the network.
Nodes in computer technology refers to the intersection of several network connections centrerd on a central computer or bank of computers (often called a server). To transpose a node within James' description of the Anglosphere as a network, a node would be a region or country which insterects with the Anglosphere and shapes it as well as being shaped by the former. For example, Portugual is England's oldest ally. Thus Portugual has acted as a node for the Lusosphere and vice-versa. Canada is another because the Francophones have deeply influenced the Anglopshere's evolution. Even Miami where the Ibero, Franco and Anglospheres converge and will shape each other for the foreseeable future.
Students of the Anglosphere will need to closely study those other nodes- countries, cities, cultures- have shaped, shape and will shape the Anglosphere and vice-versa. Such studies will enrich the concept of the Anglosphere and provide a more complete understanding of its origins and evolution.