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.
Oppenheimer: Scientific Genius, Paranoid Politics
I Was Captivated
Back to Stories: Brooks, Tucci, and Mitre
At the Primal Scene
Read our New Article
Women Warriors versus Girlie Men
Governing Fables: Je Regrette Beaucoup
Op-ed on Canadian Political Film
Does Social Media Predict Elections?
The Case for Can Pol Docs
Canadian vs. US Political Film
Transported by Nordic Noir
Reviewing Shiller’s Narrative Economics
Just Not Ready Once More
When They Go Low, We Go High