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She has tried to divest herself of the pro-Jewish and anti-Jewish thinking that dominates Western society now, neither condemning Christians nor lionizing Jews, but describing and analyzing the processes that undermined efforts to assimilate.
Mario doesn't, but in a way he can't help lionizing the old man, either.
Timely though it may be, this first stab at a retrospective, organized by Yves Aupetitallot, may still sound a cautionary note with respect to the lionizing process.
Post mortem lionizing of Trudeau as the great Canadian intellectual adventurer devoted to freedom of ideas and ideals is simply not borne out by the facts.