Articles by Daniel Dorman
December 14, 2021
Daniel Dorman argues each of us has an obligation, as soon as it’s safe, to assert individual freedoms lost to the pandemic.
In Lewis’ dream the owners’ response to this irrational infringement is both comical and heroic: “What? Lose our freedom and not get security in return? Why, it was only for security we surrendered our freedom at all… And the owners with one accord took everyone one of the emergency petty officers by the scruff of his neck and the seat of his trousers and heaved them over the side What Lewis heard from an influential person in his waking life, that emergency measures (conscription) would outlast the emergency of the Second World War, he hears again in his dream from the ship's emergency petty officer No doubt some of our elected officials will try (perhaps, are trying) to hang on to power grabbed during this emergency; it is our responsibility, and no one else’s, to throw them overboard
July 19, 2021
Daniel Dorman argues that the phenomenon of cancel culture emerges from a black and white vision of the world that forgets the vivid hues moral struggle brings to life.
Cancel culture begins in a misunderstanding of the human person; it forgets our fallenness and our complex moral struggle against our own passions or flesh Cancel culture fails to take the first step of wisdom, to remember the first pages of Scripture, and to define the world as fundamentally fallen...
June 25, 2021
Deliberately ambiguous bills such as Ottawa’s C-10 and C-6 are the political deceiver’s plaything, Daniel Dorman argues.
Likewise, the intention of Bill C-6, to ban the harmful practice of conversion therapy, was uncontroversial but the Liberal’s failure to articulate a clear definition of ‘conversion therapy’ would have opened doors for infringement on Canadian’s fundamental freedoms If I were to level a single criti...
May 27, 2021
Restoring trust in language goes beyond improving the sad state of our political debates. It’s vital to our common humanity, Daniel Dorman writes.
I propose that there are three evident necessary conditions for productive (truth-seeking) debate: (1) trust in reason, (2) trust that language is a plausible (if often imperfect) vehicle for truth, (3) trust that our opponents, by nature of their humanity, are capable of sympathy and reason Is it a...