I am Professor of Public Management Emeritus at the University of Toronto, having retired in July 2020 after a 45-year academic career.
I continue to be engaged in research, writing, and giving professional presentations. With my co-author and spouse Beth Herst, I am completing a book on narrative and politics.
On this website I post blogs about politics, narrative, and my life experiences.
All the President’s Men: A Classic
Advise and Consent
The Right Music for Baseball
Taking Liberties with the Facts
An Obit for Robert McNamara
Conflicting Narratives: Mulroney and Turner on Free Trade
Allan Blakeney’s An Honourable Calling
Yes Minister: Anatomy of Another Classic
Doctor Strangelove: A Classic Satire
Fables about Transformational Teachers
Dominant Fables and Counter-fables
Twelve Angry Men: Anatomy of a Classic
Bouncing the Treasury: Classic or Edgy?
Where Stimulus Packages Come From
Highway 407 East: Will they still come?