Tobold Rollo
Toby Rollo is a PhD candidate in the department of Political Science at the University of Toronto where he specializes in democratic theory and Canadian politics.

Entries by Tobold Rollo

Saying Goodbye to Tom Flanagan: What Took So Long?

(31) Comments | Posted March 1, 2013 | 9:38 PM

Every field has its embarrassing cousin who lives in the proverbial attic. In virology there are scientists who deny the existence of AIDS. There are biologists who deny evolution. There are architects who say 9/11 was a controlled demolition. There are climate scientists who deny climate change. And yes, in...

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Why Idle No More Never Needed Your Sympathy

(119) Comments | Posted February 4, 2013 | 7:35 AM

The Idle No More Indigenous rights movement is promising more direct action in 2013. However, a spectre is haunting the movement -- the spectre of fading public sympathy. The majority of Canadians (as well as some in the movement) believe that gaining recognition for Indigenous rights depends on effectively bolstering...

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How Idle No More Could Help Save Canadian Democracy

(23) Comments | Posted January 31, 2013 | 1:09 PM

It is sometimes quipped that democracy is like two wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. This Darwinian image of vulnerable minorities falling prey to a "tyranny of the majority" is why few believe that democracy can be reduced to participation in elections. If democracy has value it is because...

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