Author: Gary Bauslaugh

Gary Bauslaugh is co-editor of Humanist Perspectives and author of many papers and books, including Robert Latimer, a story of justice and mercy (James Lorimer and co., Toronto, 2010).

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Editorial: Why I Am a Humanist

Editorial: Why I Am a Humanist

What do we mean when we identify ourselves as humanists? HP Editor Gary Bauslaugh writes his answer to this question, as does Elka Enola of the Humanist Association of Toronto. We invite oth [...]
In the News… Who Am I? Who are You? Mysteries of Identity

In the News… Who Am I? Who are You? Mysteries of Identity

Identity both enriches human experience and diminishes it through prejudice, intolerance and violence. As we see every day, in the news, civilization is constantly under threat by the bad so [...]
In the News… The Burden of Office

In the News… The Burden of Office

The orderly functioning of society seems to require that certain powers are ceded to some individuals, on the implicit if not explicit understanding that those given such powers are meant to [...]
EDITORIAL: The Abuse of Power (2)

EDITORIAL: The Abuse of Power (2)

The common saying that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely has never struck me as quite right. Certainly we see the corrupt employment of power, perhaps never so dramatical [...]
THE ROBERT LATIMER CASE: TEN COMMON MISREPRESENTATIONS

THE ROBERT LATIMER CASE: TEN COMMON MISREPRESENTATIONS

Vocal minorities have at times served a useful social purpose in bringing injustices to public attention, as in the Black Lives Matter movement. At other times, however, they have, caused gr [...]
In the News… The Second Coming

In the News… The Second Coming

Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loose [...]
EDITORIAL: A Fragile Tapestry

EDITORIAL: A Fragile Tapestry

Constitutions represent the aspirations of a nation, delineating the basic legal principles that ought to guide it. But what happens when a political leader chooses to ignore this estimable [...]
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