In almost every area of life, people are undermined and exploited, then made to feel that their inability to thrive is somehow their fault. It’s not unreasonable for someone living under such conditions to decide they simply can’t provide for a new life.
Our laughter ‘is always the laughter of a group’, as Bergson put it. Even in those cases when we are effectively laughing alone, to, or perhaps at ourselves, laughter always presupposes an imagined audience or community.
Trudeau’s swift decision to bring aid packages, work with opposition leaders and make concessions has produced unlikely political alliances: over the past five months, the bitter partisanship has eroded, bringing political foes together in a shared sense of purpose.