Week of October 12, 2008

 
October 17 th 2008

Comment has a new publisher! Sort of. The Work Research Foundation has become Cardus: a new unique name for the same unique organization.

The Cardus was an ancient north-south road that connected the people of Roman cities to their major public spaces. On the Cardus Maximus governments, markets, temples and more lived and worked to build a common life for the good of the city.

Cardus works to bridge politics and culture, to rethink, research and rebuild an integrative vision of North American social architecture. And Cardus isn't merely rethinking and researching an alternative vision for public life—we're actively working to renew and rebuild. Cardus is a North American public policy think tank, equipping change agents with a strategic public theology to renew North American social architecture.

You have several ways to explore the new Cardus:

  • Join Cardus for our Hamilton, Ontario relaunch event: November 5, 2008! Enjoy an evening lecture with our first Senior Fellow, and editor of worldview journal Comment, Dr. Gideon Strauss. For the first time, Cardus' new look will be unveiled in the city of our home office! Co-presented with Redeemer University College, Gideon's lecture will be part of the 2008 Bernard Zylstra Lecture Series, an annual presentation by Redeemer. Featuring a standing reception from 7:15 to 8:00 pm in the Redeemer art gallery, an intimate discussion in the auditorium, and plenty of social and networking opportunites, Cardus' Hamilton launch must not be missed. Location is 777 Garner Road East, Ancaster, Ontario L9K 1J4. Registration is complimentary. Contact us to register.

  • Browse our rich new website (www.cardus.ca), drawing together everything we do into a stylish, easily-navigated headquarters.

  • Listen to our newest think audio lecture, #18: About Cardus. The architects of Cardus join forces to (re-)introduce our mission, our strategy and our dream.

At the end of the day, the best way to get to know Cardus is to talk to us. Visit our team page, and get in touch with us—we want to hear from you!.

So that this is truly a zeitgeist: Comment associate editor Alissa Wilkinson recommends Malcolm Gladwell's article, "Late Bloomers", from the October 20 issue of the New Yorker (available online only until October 27, 2008). Gladwell examines genius, precocity, and the kind of support that "late blooming" artists need to succeed. You can also listen to Gladwell discuss his article.