David Simmons is a Canadian journalist based in Thailand. He has worked for newspapers and news websites in four countries, three of them in Asia. He holds a bachelor's degree in linguistics from the University of British Columbia and a diploma in journalism from Langara College in Vancouver.
Climate change driving true ‘globalization’
Last week as the twin monsters named Mangkhut and Florence surged across the Pacific and Atlantic oceans toward their respective landfalls in East Asia and the eastern US, a story was posted on this writer’s Facebook feed about Florence – but not Mangkhut. I responded: “Let’s not forget the Rest of the World – a […]
Florence turns deadly, inundates Carolinas with ‘historic’ rainfall
A woman and her baby were killed when a tree fell on their house and other storm-related deaths were reported
How ‘brutal dictators’ get access to evil
It is often speechwriters, not the politicians they work for, who form policy and determine the legacies of their bosses. Sometimes the speechwriters themselves, such as Canadian-born David Frum, go on to fame and fortune based at least partly on the historic resonance of their verbal concoctions, in his case the “Axis of Evil” phrase […]