The word ‘culture’ gets thrown around a lot these days. Some speak of an ‘online’ or ‘Internet’ culture which has developed over the last few decades as more and more people interact and get their (mis)information from the Web. Then there is ‘woke’ or ‘politically correct’ culture where some seek to impose their views on the greater society (with mixed results). To this we can cite ‘right wing’ and ‘left wing’ cultures and so on. Culture seems to be a microcosm of ideas that brings people together (or tears them apart).
To this list I would like to add ‘intelligence culture’. This is a mindset that understands and values the importance of intelligence in decision and policy making and supports the continued financing and resource allocation of the agencies which provide this form of information.
And it is woefully lacking in Canada.
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