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When the Gods Changed: The Death of Liberal…

When the Gods Changed: The Death of Liberal Canada

by Peter C. Newman

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Peter C. Newman is a well known Canadian author. I've read several of his books over the years. This is truly one of his best.

Mr. Newman writes that he started this project as a biography of Michael Ignatieff, then-leader of the Liberal Party. And, there are excerpts of interviews throughout the book. But, as he studied the leader, he also saw a party that had lost its place in the hearts and minds of Canadians. Successive leaders were partly responsible for the declining fortunes of the party, and partly a reflection of ta party that had lost its way.

Mr. Newman has written this book in an especially engaging, almost conversational, style. He presents some very astute observations and analysis in a way that made this literally a page-turner for me.

A must read, I would say, for anyone interested in Canada, or in the future of the politics of the centre. ( )
1 vote LynnB | Nov 29, 2011 |
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Peter C. Newman, Canada's most "cussed and discussed" political journalist, on the death spiral of the Liberal Party.

The May 2, 2011 federal election turned Canadian governance upside down and inside out. In his newest and possibly most controversial book, bestselling author Peter C. Newman argues that the Harper majority will alter Canada so much that we may have to change the country's name. But the most lasting impact of the Tory win will be the demise of the Liberal Party, which ruled Canada for seven of the last ten decades and literally made the country what it is. Newman chronicles, in bloody detail, the de-construction of the Grits' once unassailable fortress and anatomizes the ways in which the arrogance embedded in the Liberal genetic code slowly poisoned the party's progressive impulses.

When the Gods Changed is the saga of a political self-immolation unequalled in Canadian history. It took Michael Ignatieff to light the match.

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Describes the downfall of the Liberal Party of Canada as a result of the May 2, 2011 federal election and the implications for Canada. Based on interviews with former Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff, his supporters and critics, and political insiders.… (more)

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