Feisty, eh?

Published: Wednesday, 07/11/2007 12:00 am EDT

A Toronto Star editorial last weekend called the Pugwash movement "feisty at 50." The group, founded in 1957, may be a lot of things: persevering, long-suffering, enduring–but feisty? In fact, the very word suggests a certain condescending attitude. Aren't they cute, ban-the-bombers, and aging peaceniks? But there's nothing cute about Pugwash. The movement, as the expression goes is, "as good as bread:" solid, practical and, perhaps, not feisty enough. At least not yet.

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