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.
Building A Virtual Museum of Public Service
A Banana Republic with Economic WMD’s
Election Week in America Seen from Abroad
Our Long Economic War with Russia
Shrinking our Carbon Footprint
Putin, Time’s Up
Tony Downs and Heroic Bureaucrats
Ms. Meng for the Michaels: Why the Timing?
Carl Levin: A Life Examined
Women Warriors versus Girlie Men
Worthwhile American Initiatives
The Leisure of the Theoried Class
Four Election Takeaways (Two Canadian)