Writer, editor, creator of the Toronto Dreams Project, author of the Toronto Dreams Project Historical Ephemera Blog.
Adam Bunch is the creator of the Toronto Dreams Project and the author of the Toronto Dreams Project Historical Ephemera Blog. He writes a Toronto history column for Spacing Magazine and his work has also appeared in Torontoist, PopMatters and 24 Hours among other publications. He is a co-founder of the Little Red Umbrella blog. And he earned an honourable mention for a Governor General's History Award in 2012.
"Fear is not a policy. It is not an election platform," Stephen Lewis, the former NDP leader, recently declared during a campaign speech. "Using fear to get power suggests a deep and abiding cynicism." It does. But it can also be an effective strategy. It has been for centuries. It distracts.