Approaches to Politics

Paperback | November 16, 2009

byPierre Elliott Trudeau, Ivon OwenIntroduction byRamsay Cook

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"An admirably simple, sharp, and witty statement of Pierre Trudeau's political philosophy."-Globe and MailNo man played a more prominent role in modern Canadian political life than Pierre Elliott Trudeau. He was loved, he was hated, but most of all, he mattered.Trudeau burst like a comet onto the federal political scene, becoming Canada's fifteenth prime minister in 1968. But as this collection of essays from the 1950s clearly shows, Trudeau had thought long and hard about the fundamental principles of government and politics before gaining the nationalspotlight. Approaches to Politics is an essential introduction both to the political philosophy of Pierre Trudeau and to the eternal principles underlying democracy-a book as relevant and readable today as when it was first published four decades ago.Approaches to Politics is a WYNFORD book-one of a series of titles representing significant milestones in Canadian literature, thought, and scholarship, made available once again to a new generation of readers. This edition includes a new foreword by noted historian Ramsay Cook, as well as Cook'soriginal introductory essay and a prefatory note by Jacques Hebert.

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"An admirably simple, sharp, and witty statement of Pierre Trudeau's political philosophy."-Globe and MailNo man played a more prominent role in modern Canadian political life than Pierre Elliott Trudeau. He was loved, he was hated, but most of all, he mattered.Trudeau burst like a comet onto the federal political scene, becoming Canad...

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (1919-2000) was elected the fifteenth prime minister of Canada in 1968, remaining in office until 1979 and serving a final term from 1980 to 1984. Intellectual, charismatic, flamboyant, he is one of the seminal figures of twentieth-century Canadian political life. Before gaining the national spotlight, he was a w...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 5.25 × 8 × 1 inPublished:November 16, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195438930

ISBN - 13:9780195438932

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from more about mr trudeau a welcome adittion to the lliterature about the former prime minister . who was a giant in many ways
Date published: 2010-02-22

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Ramsay Cook: Foreword to the Wynford EditionRamsay Cook: IntroductionJacques Hebert: Prefatory note1. Government by mediocrities2. When madmen think they are ministers and MPs3. To prevent sedition...4. The just man must go to prison...5. Must the tyrant be assassinated?6. Obedience - but to whom?7. Undermining the majesty of the state8. The election9. A state made to measure10. Tyrannicide, the Jesuits, and Father de Lery11. The revolution and Mr Andre Dagenais12. Social contract and popular sovereignty13. The statesman as servant14. The argument from authority15. The jitters16. When the people are in power17. Contempt of the legislature18. The right of protest19. St Thomas agrees with Karl Marx20. For a living democracy