Monday, May 20, 2013

Neil Reynolds 1940-2013 RIP

The obituaries for Neil Reynolds show him to be one of the best Canadian newspaper editors of his generation, and I know journalists who had a lot of time for him as colleague and editor. But at this blog it was his penchant for writing about history in the Report of Business that always caught my eye.

Reynolds seemed to come up with the loopiest interpretations of Canadian history again and again, but it was clear he cared about history and believed that the history of things actually mattered -- not an opinion always shared in newsrooms.

To see some of my responses to his historical effusions, put "Neil Reynolds" in the search box at top left and read what comes up.
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