Dimensions: 288 pages, 3.31 × 2.11 × 0.38 in
Published: November 5, 2013
Publisher: Random House of Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0307359077
ISBN - 13: 9780307359070
From the Publisher
A passionate argument for Canada''s reassertion of its place on the
world stage, from a former prime minister and one of Canada''s most
respected political figures.
In the world that is taking shape, the unique combination of
Canada''s success at home as a diverse society and its reputation
internationally as a sympathetic and respected partner consititute
national assets that are at least as valuable as its natural
resource wealth. As the world becomes more competitive and complex,
and the chances of deadly conflict grow, the example and the
initiative of Canada can become more important than they have ever
been. That depends on its people: assets have no value if Canadians
don''t recognize or use them, or worse, if they waste them.
A more effective Canada is not only a benefit to itself, but to its
friends and neighbours. And in this compelling examination of what
it as a nation has been, what it has become and what it can yet be
to the world, Joe Clark takes the reader beyond formal foreign
policy and looks at the contributions and leadership offered by
Canada''s most successful individuals and organizations who are
already putting these uniquely Canadian assets to work
About the Author
The Rt. Hon. Joe CLARK, P.C., C.C. served as a federal Member of
Parliament for twenty-five years and held the most senior
Cabinet positions, including those of Prime Minister, Foreign
Minister, Minister of Constitutional Affairs and President of the
Privy Council. Mr. Clark continues to work with international
foundations, associations and businesses on issues of governance,
democratic reform, security and peace. He lives in Ottawa with his
wife, Maureen McTeer.
"Joe Clark's How We Lead is like the honourable man:
thoughtful, intelligent…worth the effort…. Who would have thought
that Joe Clark could turn out to be Canada's Cassandra?"
"Joe Clark brings a wealth of experience to his observations on the
Canadian political scene…. A thoughtful book, one that will
interest anyone who cares about Canada's place in the world."
-The Record (Kitchener-Waterloo)
"An outstanding read. From the perspective of today's viciously
divided politics, Mr. Clark's portrayal of the country's history is
balanced and laudable. His assessment of the state of Canadian
politics is a sobering wake-up call…. Better than any book I have
read in a long time, How We Lead depicts my concerns about
the direction in which we Canadians are drifting."
-Andre Carrel, The Boundary Sentinel
"All Canadians should read this book."
"An impassioned argument for Canada to reassert its international
position as an agent of change, diplomacy and peace."