Rob Ford: analysis from the left

With the controversy around Toronto mayor Rob Ford filling the mainstream media with a flood of shallow chatter, here’s a selection of views from the left about his rise and the current scandal:

Parastou Saberi and Stefan Kipfer, “Rob Ford in Toronto: Why the Ascendancy of Hard-Right Populism in the 2010 Mayoral Election?”

Herman Rosenfeld, “Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: A User’s Guide”

Rinaldo Walcott, “Rob Ford and the Truth about Privilege”

Shawn Whitney, “Three Reasons Why Rob Ford Should Stay”