You've read his explosive columns calling for Doug Ford's resignation and calling Trump a fascist, now get to know the man behind the words. We're joined by Washington Post Contributing Columnist, political theorist, author, and now NLR Counterpoint panelist, David Moscrop. We discuss the origins of his political formation and the family and educational path that led to his political viewpoint. Then, we cover socialism in Canada, how it manifests, and how to position it in our work, his book Too Dumb for Democracy? Why We Make Bad Political Decisions and How We Can Make Better Ones, and how to make structural change in a political world that is fundamentally Liberal.
Dr. David Moscrop is a political theorist, former Vanier Canada Scholar, and former Postdoctoral Fellow with the Scholarly Communication Lab. His recent work has looked at why political pundits share scholarly research online and political communication online. In 2019, he published his first book: Too Dumb for Democracy? Why We Make Bad Political Decisions and How We Can Make Better Ones. Previously, he has written on democratic deliberation.
Alongside his scholarly work, Dr. Moscrop is a contributing columnist with the Washington Post, a frequent contributor to Maclean's Magazine, and a commentator on Canadian politics for television, radio, and print journalism. He is also the host of Open To Debate, a longform current issues podcast.