World: A Man with Miles to Go

For use on election nights, Pierre Trudeau usually has an apt quote in his pocket from the popular homily Desiderata ("Go placidly among the noise and haste"). But for his moment of triumph last week he borrowed from Robert Frost. As the cheers welled around him, the once and future Prune Minister quoted from Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening: "I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep."

Only last December, Trudeau had decided to retire from politics and keep a personal promise to his three boys, Justin, 8, Sacha, 6, and Michel, 4, to move from...

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