RE: “Lone Wolf” (Summer 2023)

The canine habits described here suggest how we can enhance human society: We need the input of both pack- and lone-wolves. The former stick to “defined areas”, while the latter “establish new territories”.

There’s value in keeping some aspects of the current order. Take democracy, for example. The principle of one person, one vote is worth preserving. But we also need to experiment. In Canada we’d do well to try out proportional representation.

The wolf world is illuminating. It shows the value of both status quo and novelty.

– Gideon Forman, Toronto