The Vancouver Scrum

On the move!

Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.

Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Sunday, June 27, 2004


Required Reading

If you really want to know what drives Conservative leader Stephen Harper, forget the minibiographies, features on his chilhood and family, and all that other crap. Globe and Mail political columnist John Ibbitson's feature on the so-called Calgary Mafia -- an agglomeration of neoconservative academics from the University of Calgary -- reveals the men (and they're all men) whose teachings were instrumental in moulding Stephen Harper. The Calgary Mafia's members are often in the news -- most often as pundits -- but there are few articles about how this group of political thinkers and polemicists came together as the intellectual engine of ALbertan-style neoconservatism. If you're not a right-winger of a distinctly Albertan outlook, you will find this all Very Scary(tm).
Comments: Post a Comment

Reports, opinions, columns, and anything else on this site, are © 2002-2003 Ian King unless otherwise noted. Permission granted to use material on this site for non-commercial purposes provided that the work is attributed to the original author. All other uses require specific permission of the original author. Contact weblog owner with any inquiries.

Feel free to link to this web log. The management likes getting lots of traffic.