Entries by Howard Rotberg

HONOR, RESPECT, SUBMISSION: The Contemporary Moral Confusion

The Macmillan Dictionary defines the verb to “honor” (spelled “honour” in Britain and Canada) as “to show your respect or admiration for someone, especially by giving them a prize or title, or by praising them publicly.” And so, George Floyd, whose adult life was spent in years of crime and jail sentences and in impregnating and then abandoning […]

Son of a Slave

Some folks know me as a retired lawyer, having been very involved in my community. Other folks may know me for my conversions of unwanted heritage buildings into affordable rental housing for modest income working people, in various cities – which was actual “social justice” work, rather than the “virtue-signalling” with other people’s money which seems […]