Friday, 18 October 2013



    Peter Waite's most recent book, In Search Of
  R. B. BENNETT, is the focus of this blog.  However, I
  did get to ask him a few questions that, I'm sure, many
  of his students must have wondered about.:)

  But first, let's get right to the heart of the matter.  
  Let's sample some of the writing from his book.  It has
  occurred to me that P.B. Waite writes the way that
  Bobby Orr used to play hockey:

  Into this bunkhouse world came of course radicals of
  various types, older, wily, experienced, disciplined,
  some of them communist sympathizers.  They set up
  committees for this, committees for that, and in
  British Columbia worked up a strong union, the 
  Worker's Unity League.  It was communist affiliated,
  its organizer Arthur "Slim" Evans (1890-1944).  Born
  in Toronto, tall, tough, brooding, looking a little like
  Boris Karloff, Evans was an agitator born and bred
  who seemed to think of nothing else but the class
  struggle.  He was often up to the edge of the law and
  sometimes over it.  In the camps, there was, perhaps
  inevitably, a fair bit of tepid tea and some hot Marx.
  [p. 213]

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