Robert's Thoughts

Extraordinary Memory – A Must for Politicians

April 2, 2017

Clients were hard to come by for English-speaking accounting professionals practicing in Montreal in the 1980’s. Those of us who loved living in Montreal, chose to commute to...

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Elegant, erudite, eloquent – Gloria Steinem

February 28, 2017

During my long and rather eventful life I had the privilege of meeting a number of people whose devotion to the cause in which they believed was absolute. Such a person is Gloria...

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Reviews

Four Equations – A review by Brenda Linn

February 19, 2017

Jack Brennan, liquidator and Treasury Board sleuth, is given Dr Elize Haemmerle’s business card with the warning, “It’s typically European: simple, yet arrogant.”  Its...

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A Chat with Elie Wiesel

January 30, 2017

A couple of decades ago, Mort Zuckerman, the Montreal-born New York media and real-estate mogul, was named a Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (an Order of France)...

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Che and Chess

December 19, 2016

In April 1962, I was staying at the Havana Libre Hotel (before the Castro Revolution the ‘Havana Hilton’). One Friday, I returned to my hotel after work, but the guards at the...

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A New Website

November 14, 2016

My new website went online officially on Thursday, November 10, 2016. I was very excited about this and wanted to write my friends immediately to ask that they visit and browse....

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Politics

A shift to the right?

September 29, 2016

Voters in the United States are struggling to decide whether to allow the right-leaning Mr. Trump to assume the Presidency or to endorse the left-leaning policies of Mrs. Clinton....

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Business

Caveat Emptor – Buyer Beware

September 6, 2016

In late 2010, the Cuban government first detailed its plan to revitalize the moribund Cuban economy. One of its key proposals was to allow some private sector self-employment to...

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Politics

Interesting

February 16, 2014

Will the Leopard ultimately change its Spots? “Recent negotiations between the EU and Cuba do not necessarily mean that there will be an agreement or that Cuba will...

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