Roger L. Simon

The Politics of Patronage

David Frum’s superb column on Canada this morning makes our neighbor to the North sound suspiciously like the UN. Somone should do a book on how this kind of patronage politics has worked in our time and what its results are.

UPDATE: It’s worth reading another excellent article — this one by Pejman Yousefzadeh (via Glenn) — for clues to the direct-connect between Canada/UN paternalism and corruption. I know Pejman does not write about this explicitly, but that is what I was thinking when reading these two pieces one after another.