Watching news headlines during the 12day visit of Her Majesty to Canada left no doubt in my mind who provided the best public role model (“The Queen in Canada,” Cover, Oct. 21). Measured against the gauche, inept John Manley and the persistently aggressive George Bush, the grace and dignity of Queen Elizabeth was most inspiring.
UNINTENDED EFFECTS are always the most difficult to control. President George W. Bush’s obsession with declaring war on Iraq has mobilized Europe’s leaders, as nothing else could, to launch the process of creating a countervailing superstate that will rival the United States.By PETER C. NEWMAN
PRESTON MANNING never achieved his dream of uniting Canada’s conservative-minded voters, nor of becoming prime minister. But the former leader of the Reform party, defeated for the leadership of its successor, the Canadian Alliance, remains a respected voice in public policy—and, as one with a firm reputation for probity, on the topic of political ethics.By Paul Martin
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