What's Happened to Politics?

What's Happened to Politics?

Book - 2015
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Publisher: Toronto : Simon & Schuster Canada, 2015.
Edition: Simon & Schuster Canada edition
ISBN: 9781501103414
Branch Call Number: 320.971 Rae
Characteristics: xiii, 159 pages ; 23 cm.

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Jakedesnake
Jul 08, 2017

A short but enjoyable and, most importantly, unbiased essay on the modern issues around politics.

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derilyn
Jan 21, 2016

I totally enjoyed this gem. Long time since I have had a review of our history, now I am looking for more!

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talktimereader
Jan 07, 2016

I agree with ghreads below.

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ghreads
Oct 13, 2015

This is a thoughtful and interesting analysis of the current state of Canadian politics. It is non-partisan in its historical references but is very critical of the current Conservative government under Steven Harper. Rae lays much of the blame for today’s political problems squarely at the feet of Mr. Harper. The book also contains brief histories, showing how things were once different and what we have lost.

There are 6 chapters, each addressing a different component of the political system: politics, leadership, policy, Aboriginal peoples, democracy, Canada in the world. Rae concludes with a description of his vision for our country.

The book is quite well written and well organized. At only 139 pages, it is a quick and very worthwhile read describing where Canada has been, where it is now and why, and where it could go if we revitalize our political system. Highly recommended.

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