Essays

Justin Trudeau: The Peter Pan Prime Minister

Like Peter Pan, Justin Trudeau is strikingly handsome, lacks basic knowledge and loves to be the center of attention.

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J.M. Barrie’s 1911 novel, Peter Pan, is about a boy who never grows up. He is described as “perfectly lovely”, “dreadfully ignorant” and loves “showing off.” The character of Peter is not unlike Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada.

Similar to Peter, Trudeau is strikingly handsome, lacks basic knowledge and loves to be the center of attention.


My latest article was published in The Post Millennial

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4 comments

  1. This is quite a well-thought- out and insightful post. Presently occupied with understanding America’s often confusing politics now, I wasn’t aware of this Trudeau trouble in Canada. Based on your analysis, it does seem that style has replaced substance.

    I read recently about the impact that technology has had on politics, and the author’s train of thought followed the same track as yours. (I forget the name of the article, but I’ll follow up in another comment.) He predicted that in this age, when voters most often encounter political candidates on television, one’s appearance and charmful disposition before a camera will take precedence over the individual’s policies or character. If they can entertain, they must be good, right?

    Media has brought voters closer to their candidates and nominees, but it has also possibly muddied the more important matters.

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