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Here’s the penultimate paragraph of Reed Scowen’s very challenging review of Jack Layton’s new book, in the recent issue of the LRC:
The country needs a credible socialist alternative. The NDP could be providing it, but with a frustrating air of moral superiority it prefers to fight battles that have little resonance with the Canadian voter. It tells citizens what they should be thinking about, rather than listening and responding to their real concerns. It supposes that all worthy collective action must be government based. It has enemies that we do not share. It resembles a religion more than a political party and, in its own way, it is as elitist as Conrad Black.
And yet…

Well, you’ll have to pick up a copy if you want to know the rest.

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