Are you going to write about Justin Trudeau, a Canadian friend asked me. Er, yes. How could I not? His leadership campaign deserves more serious treatment than it received outside Canada. Even when it did make headlines, they tended to emphasize his pulchritude as much as his politics.
His rise to the top is hardly surprising. He was born on Christmas Day, 1971, the son of the then Prime Minister of Canada, Pierre Trudeau, himself a charismatic and reforming leader.