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Par Ed Broadbent. 2001
Essays providing a wide range of opinions and insights into the many aspects of the issues of democracy and relative… equality. Despite their differing views of the possible methods that could be used, every one agrees that equality must be regained. 2001.
Par Brooke Jeffrey. 2015
Providing fascinating insight into the origins of a new conservative vision for the economy, federalism, and domestic and foreign policies,… the author critically considers Prime Minister Harper’s successes and failures, and evaluates the likely outcome of his long-term vision for Canada. 2015.
Par Kristina Cordero, Jorge Ramos. 2005
Emmy Award-winning journalist recounts the 2003 smuggling of illegal aliens across the Mexico-Texas border that resulted in the deaths of… nineteen people locked inside a truck. Using survivor interviews and courtroom data Ramos reconstructs the experiences of those who paid human traffickers to enter the United States. 2005. Uniform title: Morir en el intento.
Par Henry Kissinger. 1994
Former national security consultant and secretary of state surveys the history of diplomacy from the seventeenth-century Peace of Westphalia. He… focuses on American diplomacy following the Cold War; specifically, his belief in the need for a "blend of experience and insight" to preserve a balance of power and the need to be more assertive about protecting national interests. Kissinger frequently cites his own contributions. c1994.
Par Peter C Newman. 1997
Newman tackles the upheavals which reshaped Canadian society in the 1990s. He talks about the major figures in Canada and… the issues which rose to prominence. He also continues his chronicle of how Canada is changing as it loses its institutional touchstones, and why Eaton's is the latest icon to fall from grace. 1997.
Par Michael Moore. 2003
Author of Stupid White Men (DC25515) continues his criticism of the United States and the Bush administration. Questions the war… on terrorism and laments the erosion of domestic civil liberties while supporting Oprah Winfrey for president. Strong language. Bestseller. 2003.
Par Edward Greenspon, Anthony Wilson-Smith. 1996
Two political journalists chart the first year's of Jean Chrétien's government. They discuss the main events of Chrétien's leadership, especially… the fight against the deficit, and portray the partnership which Chrétien and finance minister Paul Martin have forged. 1996.
Makes the case that America's failed Vietnam War strategy of "gradual pressure" was driven by domestic political considerations with the… timid acquiescence of military advisors. Avers that American leaders' "arrogance, weakness, (and) lying in the pursuit of self-interest" led to one of America's worst foreign policy debacles. 1997.
Par Bernard Crick. 2002
A short account of the history of the doctrine and practice of democracy, from ancient Greece and Rome through the… American, French, and Russian revolutions, and of the usages and practices associated with it in the modern world. It argues that democracy is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for good government, and that ideas of the rule of law, and of human rights, should in some situations limit democratic claims. 2002.
A collection of essays by 16 contributors, including David Suzuki, Ralph Nader, Kevin Page, Maude Barlow, and Linda McQuaig. These… and other experts in their fields document key changes put in place by the Harper government in the areas of trade deals, the environment, youth activism, indigenous rights, economic growth, taxes, and wealth and poverty. 2015.
Crazies to the left of me, wimps to the right: how one side lost its mind and the other lost its nerve
Par Bernard Goldberg. 2007
Enough of the leftist lunatics like Rosie O'Donnell who think "Radical Christians" are "as big a threat to America as… Radical Muslims"; enough of the hyperbolic liberal rhetoric comparing Bush to Saddam; enough of the hyper-partisan, ultra-PC liberal media, which often seem more sympathetic to the "victims of humiliation" at Abu Ghraib than to our troops dying at the hands of Iraqi fundamentalists. Enough, too, of the gutless wonders on the right who don't have the courage to stand up for their own convictions. 2007.
Par William L O'Neill. 1971
A journalistic survey of the United States dealing with foreign relations, domestic politics, and the counterculture in the early 1960s.… Though the emphasis is on political rather than cultural history, sports and pop entertainment are included. c1971.
Par Reginald Whitaker, Gary Marcuse. 1994
The authors examine the creation of Canada's Cold War policy, the emergence of the new security state, and the alignment… of Canada with the United States in the global Cold War. By scrutinizing both general areas and specific events, the authors reveal a systematic state-sponsored repression of communists and the Left. They argue that Canada's role in the Cold War had a chilling effect on the practice of democracy and undermined Canadian political and economic sovereignty. 1994.
Par John English, Robert Bothwell, Ian M Drummond. 1989
The authors present the history and development of Canada since the end of the Second World War. Dividing the books… into sections based on the different government administrations from 1945 to 1989, they discuss the political and economic policies of each administration, as well as federalism, external affairs, and social and cultural affairs. 1989.
Par Fen Osler Hampson, Derek H Burney. 2014
Globalization and the shifting tectonic plates of the international system have led to an increasingly competitive world. If Canada hopes… to gain advantage from the dramatic developments underway, it will have to aggressively adapt its foreign and domestic policies and priorities under the clear direction of the federal government or accept being left behind. The authors identify the key trends that are reshaping the world's geopolitics and economics and discuss the challenges Canada confronts with the rise of China and other global centres of power. Their examination of a wide range of themes - including the place of pluralistic democratic values in diplomacy, economics, and trade, the ways that Canada should reset relations with its neighbour to the south, as well as how to manage new global security threats - paints a picture of how Canada can become bold, assertive, and confident and easily adjust to a new global landscape. 2014.
Par Ramsay Cook. 1986
Nationalism, writes the author, is a doctrine which asserts that humanity is naturally divided into groups with common characteristics, and… that these characteristics mean that the groups have a right to control a particular place. Cook uses this definition to discuss the development of nationalism in Canada, and its simultaneous development in Quebec, including cultural, linguistic, and political nationalism. c1986.
Par Guy Walters. 2007
The 1936 Berlin Olympics brought together athletes, politicians, socialites, journalists, soldiers and artists from all over the world. Hitler had… secretly decided the Games would showcase Nazi prowess and the unwitting athletes became helpless pawns in his sinister political game. By illuminating the dark, controversial recesses of the world's greatest sporting spectacle, Guy Walters throws shocking new light on the whole of Europe's troubled pre-war period. 2007, c2006.
Par Stewart Bell. 2004
Canada's lax laws and lack of vigilance have put its neighbours and the world community at risk. Draws on classified… intelligence documents, front-line accounts, exclusive interviews with senior counterterrorism officials, the victims of terrorist attacks, and terrorists themselves, to provide evidence that Canada is an important base activity for terrorist groups. 2004.
Par Robert Cox, Jacobo Timerman. 1987
In this report on life in Chile under the dictatorship of Pinochet, each chapter concludes with the testimony of someone… who has suffered under the military government. c1987. Uniform title: Chile.
Par George Monbiot. 2001
The author uncovers what many have suspected but few have been able to prove: that corporations have become so powerful… they now threaten the foundations of democratic government. This book is a devastating indictment of the corruption to which our political leaders have succumbed. 2001.