Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Ezra Levant and his new book "Shakedown"

It's pretty amazing to me that I've now known Ezra for nearly 15 years now. As young "freedom fighters", we worked together at the Fraser Institute in the mid-90's. He hasn't changed a bit! Still as charming, intelligent, and eloquent as ever, I could listen to him for hours.

Which is what I've had the opportunity to do a lot of lately! I've just finished reading his new book "Shakedown". In it he chronicles his experiences publishing the infamous Danish Cartoons of Muhammed, and his subsequent battle over Free Speech with the Human Rights Commission. He's now on a campaign to have them abolished, and I couldn't agree with him more.  The book is a rant extraordinaire and a page turner - 100% Ezra all the way. You can watch his video promotion of the book here and can buy it here.

The book was so interesting that I hosted him as a guest for our Behind the Spin: Fraser@Metro series. We filmed the event and you can enjoy my inability to keep from laughing out loud at his antics here. I need to work on my skills as an "independent" moderator, apparently : )

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