A few years ago, I lost perhaps my favorite liberal talking head Chrystia Freeland in the North American media to the world of Canadian politics. Freeland is now in the Cabinet of Canada as Minister for International Trade following the liberal party victory in October’s national election.
Freeland entered politics in 2013 after writing about it for years and years. Her analysis always combined a progressive world view with a practical understanding of global politics. She was feisty often clashing aggressively with the dogmatic conservative Washington class self-riotous blowhards. Her knowledge of world affairs would trumps theirs which is a place where so many liberal American talking heads fall down – the world view American progressives have is often a lot less informed that that of Freeland’s.
Freeland’s last work before entering politics was Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else . It’s a brilliant narrative…
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