Paul Corey

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Paul Corey is Professor in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Humber College in Toronto. He is author of Messiahs and Machiavellians: Depicting Evil in the Modern Theatre (Notre Dame, 2008).

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And in this war, we’re countering the terrorist’s dark and hateful ideology by offering a more hopeful vision – and that’s one based on freedom . . . We’re engaged in the great ideological struggle of our time – between the forces of freedom and the forces of tyranny
–President George W. Bush, August 20, 2008, addressing the Veterans of…

Liberal Education, Civic Education, and the Canadian Regime: Past Principles and Present Challenges. David W. Livingstone, ed.. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015.
There is general consensus today that liberal arts education is in crisis. Fewer and fewer students are interested in pursuing university degrees in the humanities and social sciences that do not offer clear pathways to careers. Educators,…

Comedy and the Public Sphere: The Rebirth of Theatre as Comedy and the Genealogy of the Modern Public Arena. Arpad Szakolczai. New York: Routledge, 2013.
Comedians play a central role in contemporary politics. We are bombarded by political comedy on popular television programs such as Jon Stewart’s Daily Show, Stephen Colbert’s Colbert Report, and Bill Maher’s Real Time. But some comedians are…