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  • Big Picture Thinking and Democracy in Russia
    Text  Kasparov, Garry, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 19 Jun 2007, 481-493     Some introductory remarks about the speaker, and his talent for playing chess. His retirement as a professional chessplayer. The pro-democracy movement against the increasingly authoritarian regime of President Vladimir Putin, and the speaker's role in that movement. The speaker's job as one of moderator and organizer for a coaition of ...
    Text  Kasparov, Garry, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 19 Jun 2007, 481-493   Some introductory remarks about the speaker, and his talent for playing chess. His retirement as a professional chessplayer. The pro-democracy movement against the increasingly authoritarian regime of President Vladimir Putin, ...
  • The Social and Economic History of Hungary: Its Present Outlook
    Text  Apponyi, His Excellency, Count Albert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 18 Oct 1923, 250-265     The speaker’s nation occupying one of the most strategic points in the permanent struggle of the forces that work for progress, for civilization, for advance as against those forces which draw humanity backwards. Placed on a debatable ground between two types of culture; the higher Western type and the lower ...
    Text  Apponyi, His Excellency, Count Albert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 18 Oct 1923, 250-265   The speaker’s nation occupying one of the most strategic points in the permanent struggle of the forces that work for progress, for civilization, for advance as against those forces which ...
  • Democracy in War
    Text  Guttery, Rev. Dr. Arthur, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 15 Nov 1918, 380-388     The great victory won. The Canadian boys who have written a new chapter in the story of chivalry, heroism and victory. The victory won, but all is not done. The issue of a distinction between the German government and the German people. Forcing Berlin to know for ever the moral ...
    Text  Guttery, Rev. Dr. Arthur, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 15 Nov 1918, 380-388   The great victory won. The Canadian boys who have written a new chapter in the story of chivalry, heroism and victory. The victory won, but all is not done. The ...
  • The Growth of Representative Government in Japan
    Text  Miyaoka, Tsunejiro, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 9 Sep 1918, 267-282     The oath taken by the late Emperor, Meiji Tenno, in 1868 at the sanctuary dedicated to the worship of his Imperial ancestors, making various promises through five principles with regard to representative government in Japan, which may be said to embody the whole of the policy by means of which ...
    Text  Miyaoka, Tsunejiro, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 9 Sep 1918, 267-282   The oath taken by the late Emperor, Meiji Tenno, in 1868 at the sanctuary dedicated to the worship of his Imperial ancestors, making various promises through five principles with regard ...
  • Democracy on Wheels
    Text  Sandwell, Professor Bernard K., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1926), 3 Dec 1925, 364-375     A discussion of the results—economic, social and political—of the vastly increased mobility of the common people. What the speaker means by "common people." The text from which the speaker addresses us: the common people are becoming moveable. Events in Florida as the first sign of a general mobility of population, ...
    Text  Sandwell, Professor Bernard K., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1926), 3 Dec 1925, 364-375   A discussion of the results—economic, social and political—of the vastly increased mobility of the common people. What the speaker means by "common people." The text from which the speaker addresses ...
  • Free Men or Automats?
    Text  Harvey, Jean Charles, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 11 Apr 1946, 340-353     Reasons for, and events leading up to, the foundation of the UNO. The continuing danger of nationalism. The fight between the individual and the domination of the State. A detailed discussion follows regarding totalitarianism and democracy, with many lessons to be learned from recent history. Topics addressed during this discussion ...
    Text  Harvey, Jean Charles, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 11 Apr 1946, 340-353   Reasons for, and events leading up to, the foundation of the UNO. The continuing danger of nationalism. The fight between the individual and the domination of the State. A detailed ...
  • Leviathan or Post-War Trends in Government and Business
    Text  Lougheed, W.F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 23 Oct 1947, 72-81     Shifting from a war-time to a peace-time footing. A presentation of what appears to be "one of two current political-economic conflicts—conflicts which must be resolved before we are to achieve the peace and prosperity so confidently referred to during the latter years of war, and so wistfully considered at the ...
    Text  Lougheed, W.F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 23 Oct 1947, 72-81   Shifting from a war-time to a peace-time footing. A presentation of what appears to be "one of two current political-economic conflicts—conflicts which must be resolved before we are to achieve ...
  • Democracy In Ontario
    Text  Nixon, Robert F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1967), 20 Apr 1967, 352-366     1967 marking 175 years since the beginnings of democracy, British justice and a parliamentary procedure in Ontario. Some history of that beginning era, and of John Graves Simcoe as a political visionary. The development of democracy. The independent voice of William Lyon Mackenzie. Sir John A. Macdonald's leadership and the ...
    Text  Nixon, Robert F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1967), 20 Apr 1967, 352-366   1967 marking 175 years since the beginnings of democracy, British justice and a parliamentary procedure in Ontario. Some history of that beginning era, and of John Graves Simcoe as a ...
  • Democracy Limited
    Text  O'Leary, Grattan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1937), 1 Apr 1937, 308-317     Two aspects of Democracy: the place and the limitations of public opinion in democracy; the place of freedom in democracy. A look at some of the things that have been said about public opinion. The difficulty today for public opinion to determine with any degree of accuracy what government is ...
    Text  O'Leary, Grattan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1937), 1 Apr 1937, 308-317   Two aspects of Democracy: the place and the limitations of public opinion in democracy; the place of freedom in democracy. A look at some of the things that have been ...
  • Democracy "Versus" Militarism
    Text  Rowell, N.W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 29 Apr 1915, 173-182     The great conflict in which we are engaged. Two of the ideals back of this war, expressed and exemplified by the German Empire on the one side and the British Empire on the other. The ideals of militarism as domination and conquest by the power of the sword, its watchword ...
    Text  Rowell, N.W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 29 Apr 1915, 173-182   The great conflict in which we are engaged. Two of the ideals back of this war, expressed and exemplified by the German Empire on the one side and the British ...
  • The Duty of Canada and Her Sons to the Empire
    Text  Mulloy, Lt.-Col., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 23 Mar 1916, 137-151     Democracy and the volunteer system. Asking whether the volunteer system is best suited to us; is it economical? These questions being asked today by ten thousands of Canadians, both in and out of the King's uniform. A few words on the phenomena of war itself: an examination of several schools ...
    Text  Mulloy, Lt.-Col., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 23 Mar 1916, 137-151   Democracy and the volunteer system. Asking whether the volunteer system is best suited to us; is it economical? These questions being asked today by ten thousands of Canadians, both in ...
  • Democracy Reawakening
    Text  Catledge, Turner, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1938), 10 Mar 1938, 288-303     The present situation in the United States. The confusing news coming out of the United States, with many examples provided by the speaker. Problems in the U.S. coming not out of questions of fundamental purpose, but confined almost wholly to questions of method. The speaker's beliefs as to what is ...
    Text  Catledge, Turner, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1938), 10 Mar 1938, 288-303   The present situation in the United States. The confusing news coming out of the United States, with many examples provided by the speaker. Problems in the U.S. coming not out ...
  • The Safeguarding of Imperial Democracy
    Text  Cody, Venerable Archdeacon, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 19 Mar 1914, 174-181     A new thing in the history of the world to have an empire such as the British Empire, and to have the ruling power in that empire wielded by a democracy. Taking the British Empire for granted; failing to realize how unique and new a thing it is in world ...
    Text  Cody, Venerable Archdeacon, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 19 Mar 1914, 174-181   A new thing in the history of the world to have an empire such as the British Empire, and to have the ruling power in that empire wielded by a ...
  • Patriotism in Peacetime
    Text  Goodman, Edwin A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 1 Nov 1984, 103-114     1984 the fortieth anniversary of D-Day. Objectives of the Second World War for Canada: to win the war and to preserve the democratic institutions in the world. The state of the second objective. Capitalism as the economic instrument for achieving the equitable distribution of the world's goods essential to a ...
    Text  Goodman, Edwin A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 1 Nov 1984, 103-114   1984 the fortieth anniversary of D-Day. Objectives of the Second World War for Canada: to win the war and to preserve the democratic institutions in the world. The state of ...
  • Is Quebec A British Province?
    Text  Calder, Robert Louis, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1934), 1 Mar 1934, 466-481     The question as to whether or not Quebec is a British Province. An exploration and examination of what it is that makes a country British. The test of the British quality of any country and any area. Some comments on the Victorian age. The accomplishment of the Victorian age with ...
    Text  Calder, Robert Louis, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1934), 1 Mar 1934, 466-481   The question as to whether or not Quebec is a British Province. An exploration and examination of what it is that makes a country British. The test of the British ...
  • Educating A Democracy
    Text  Langford, George B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 11 Mar 1943, 396-409     Recent interest in education, especially in education as a solution to various problems and social ills. The role of education in shaping the destiny of nations. Education as a force for revitalizing our democratic form of government. The problem of apathy on the part of the public generally towards our ...
    Text  Langford, George B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 11 Mar 1943, 396-409   Recent interest in education, especially in education as a solution to various problems and social ills. The role of education in shaping the destiny of nations. Education as a force ...
  • Phases of Democracy Since the War
    Text  Shortt, Professor Adam, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1927), 28 Jan 1926, 24-33     The danger of failing to see the forest for the trees. Some aspects of the general forest for study and supplement by special knowledge of the trees which constitute the forest. The impossibility of knowing the forest without knowing the trees; the possibility of knowing the trees without knowing the ...
    Text  Shortt, Professor Adam, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1927), 28 Jan 1926, 24-33   The danger of failing to see the forest for the trees. Some aspects of the general forest for study and supplement by special knowledge of the trees which constitute the ...
  • The Challenge of Democracy
    Text  McKenzie, Honourable D.G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1940), 22 Feb 1940, 320-333     Canadians making every endeavour for the present, at least, to make our war effort as effective as possible. Seeing to it that the people of Canada understand fully the ideals of Canadian democracy and the circumstances that impelled Canada to mobilize her entire resources and join with the Mother County ...
    Text  McKenzie, Honourable D.G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1940), 22 Feb 1940, 320-333   Canadians making every endeavour for the present, at least, to make our war effort as effective as possible. Seeing to it that the people of Canada understand fully the ideals ...
  • Frontiers of Hope and Despair
    Text  van Paassen, Pierre, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1934), 29 Mar 1934, 527-540     Instances and experiences told by the speaker to illustrate the militarization of the European Continent, and the masses of hungry and destitute people he has seen. The change in Europe since 1933. Consequences of the Treaty of Versailles. The situation in Germany. An examination of how Hitler came to power. ...
    Text  van Paassen, Pierre, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1934), 29 Mar 1934, 527-540   Instances and experiences told by the speaker to illustrate the militarization of the European Continent, and the masses of hungry and destitute people he has seen. The change in Europe ...
  • New Concepts of Freedom and Democracy
    Text  Pocock, The Most Rev. Philip F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1967), 2 Feb 1967, 203-210     Citizenship, democracy and freedom: an explanation by the speaker of the meaning he attaches to these words. The speaker's thesis that "democracy, properly understood, as an ideal towards which we must strive, is the child of Christianity whose roots are sunk deep in the religion of Israel. Before the Advent ...
    Text  Pocock, The Most Rev. Philip F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1967), 2 Feb 1967, 203-210   Citizenship, democracy and freedom: an explanation by the speaker of the meaning he attaches to these words. The speaker's thesis that "democracy, properly understood, as an ideal towards which we ...
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