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In late August, 2011, Jonathan Kay wrestled with the question of why Jack Layton’s death caused all of Canada to “inhabit an emotional state that can best be described as grief mixed with fevered adulation.” A year later, as that fevered state manifests itself again, we reprint his views on the subject.
When it comes to speaking ill of the dead, human instinct is a force for censorship. It’s a lesson that a few of us have learned afresh in recent days.
In the week since the death of Jack Layton, the country has inhabited an emotional state that can best be described as grief mixed with fevered adulation. Overnight, my Facebook news feed, usually dominated by Onion links and snarky status updates, became a wall of solemn Layton tributes. One friend of mine here in Toronto, a relatively apolitical type, spent two hours waiting in line to sign a…
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