Right Honourable Men: The Descent of Canadian Politics from MacDonald to Chrétien
Updated with an insightful and controversial assessment of Jean Chrétien
Since first published in 1994, Right Honourable Men has remained the definitive source for Canadians wanting to know more about the quality of our leaders and the personalities behind the policies. Now, in this timely new edition, Bliss evaluates Jean Chrétien's record and asserts that he was actually a conservative prime minister -- as conservative as Mulroney himself. And Chrétien's legacy? A decade of squandered opportunities, national decline, and dashed hopes of real reform.
From the visionary Macdonald, the reckless Laurier, and the misunderstood King, to the flamboyant Trudeau, the vainglorious Mulroney and the wily Chrétien, Right Honourable Men defines the essence of political leadership in Canada, sets the standard for rating prime ministers, and provides a fascinating roadmap for our past -- and our future.
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Interesting and readable. One of Canada's eminent historians evaluates and ranks Canada's Prime Ministers and finds most of them wanting. An intelligent discussion of what the role of a prime minister might be and is. Read full review
3BORDENAmong the Beasts of Ephesus
4MEIGHEN AND BENNETTThe Crisis of the SelfMade Leader
5KINGDividing Us Least
7DIEFENBAKERTrying Tory Populism
11CHRÉTIENWere Number Eight
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9TRUDEAUThe Politics of Confrontation