Alliance and Illusion: Canada and the World, 1945-1984 by Robert BothwellAlliance and Illusion: Canada and the World, 1945-1984 by Robert Bothwell

Alliance and Illusion: Canada and the World, 1945-1984

byRobert Bothwell

Paperback | January 1, 2008

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Alliance and Illusion is a political, economic, and social history that examines both domestic and international aspects of Canadian foreign policy. Robert Bothwell provides nuanced studies of Canada’s leaders, examining John Diefenbaker’s muddles, Lester B. Pearson’s realism, and Pierre Trudeau’s limited policy vision. He also discusses international currents that drove Canadian external affairs, from American influence over Vietnam and the draft dodgers, to the French case of de Gaulle’s eruption into Quebec in 1967. This definitive recounting and assessment of Canadian foreign policy in the modern era fills a crucial gap in Canadian history and provides invaluable context for understanding Canada’s present-day foreign policy dilemmas.

Robert Bothwell is one of Canada’s foremost historians and a leading expert on Canadian international relations. He holds the May Gluskin Chair in Canadian History at the University of Toronto, where he is Director of the international relations program at Trinity College.
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Title:Alliance and Illusion: Canada and the World, 1945-1984Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9.76 × 6.42 × 1.16 inPublished:January 1, 2008Publisher:Ubc PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction

1 Construction and Reconstruction: Canada in 1945

2 Real Prosperity and Illusory Diplomacy

3 Realigning Canadian Foreign Policy, 1945-1947

4 Dividing the World, 1947-1949

5 Confronting a Changing Asia, 1945-1950

6 From Korea to the Rhine

7 The Era of Good Feeling, 1953-1957

8 Diefenbaker and the Dwindling British Connection

9 Nuclear Nightmares, 1957-1963

10 Innocence at Home: Economic Diplomacy in the 1960s

11 Innocence Abroad: Fumbling for Peace in Indochina

12 Vietnam and Canadian-American Relations

13 National Unity and Foreign Policy

14 Changing the Meaning of Defence

15 National Security and Social Security

16 The 1970s Begin

17 Parallel Lives: Nixon Meets Trudeau

18 The Pursuit of Promises

19 Canada First, 1976-1984

20 Returning to the Centre

Conclusion: Multilateral by Profession, Muddled by Nature

Notes

Further Reading

Index

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Alliance and Illusion is the definitive assessment of the domestic and international aspects of Canadian foreign policy in the modern era. Robert Bothwell provides nuanced studies of Canada’s leaders and discusses international currents that drove Canadian external affairs, from American influence over Vietnam and the draft dodgers, to the French case of de Gaulle’s eruption into Quebec in 1967. This definitive recounting and assessment of Canadian foreign policy in the modern era fills a crucial gap in Canadian history and provides invaluable context for understanding Canada’s present-day foreign policy dilemmas.Those who teach and work in the area of foreign policy have long lamented the absence of material on the modern era. Bothwell takes up that challenge, providing the definitive assessment of the changing currents, personalities, and external forces shaping that policy. He both understands the complex forces that drive foreign policy and the way in which popular myths, often self-made, can accentuate the foibles and challenges facing a country like Canada. - Doug Owram, author of Born at the Right Time: A History of the Baby Boom Generation