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.
The Most Incredible Thing
The New American Imperialism
Hillary Clinton’s Prophetic Final Ad
Watching The Fog of War in 2017
Two Predictions I Nailed
Ten Letters a Day
Public Servants, Prepare for War
A Canadian Take on American Greatness
New Public Management and the Presumptives
First, Look in the Mirror Madame Secretary
Swiss Bank Accounts or a One-Term Proposition: Attack Ads, Round Two
The First Obama Campaign Ads: Heroic Identification or Hypocrisy and Corruption?
Standing Up to the Russians: Return of A Presidential Narrative
The President: Richard Neustadt’s Wisdom