Catalogue


Dance of the dialectic /
Larry Zolf.
imprint
Toronto : J. Lewis & Samuel, c1973.
description
x, 117 p. ; 20 cm.
ISBN
0888620535 : 0888620527
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author
imprint
Toronto : J. Lewis & Samuel, c1973.
isbn
0888620535 : 0888620527
general note
"How Pierre Elliott Trudeau went from philosopher-king to the incorruptible Robespierre to philosopher-queen Marie Antoinette to Canada's Generalissimo Ky and then to Mackenzie King and even better."
catalogue key
1028973
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"A style that might well be the most eclectic and eccentric ever applied to a Canadian political subject."
"It's the funniest and truest book I've read this year..."
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Main Description
Subtitled "How Pierre Elliot Trudeau went from Philosopher-King to the Incorruptible Robespierre to Philosopher-Queen Marie Antoinette to Canada's Generalissimo and then to Mackenzie King and Even Better," Larry Zolf's book is a vital time capsule of the early 1970s Trudeaumanical hangover. Dance of the Dialectic is a fast-paced account of Canadian politics in the shadow of the Centennial and Expo, an account of how Pierre Elliot Trudeau's government and the Ottawa press gallery together made and re-made the political mood in the country. Zolf records how the media "discovered" Trudeau and made him leader of the Liberal party, how they gradually turned Robert Stanfield and David Lewis into believable opponents, and how the '72 election produced a markedly different style of Trudeau government. Zolf's account is an amazing combination of gags, one-liners, puns and sharp-eyed political commentary: a book about Canadian politics like no one has ever written before or since.
Main Description
Subtitled "How Pierre Elliot Trudeau went from Philosopher-King to the Incorruptible Robespierre to Philosopher-Queen Marie Antoinette to Canada's Generalissimo and then to Mackenzie King and Even Better," Larry Zolf's book is a vital time capsule of the early 1970s Trudeaumanical hangover. Dance of the Dialecticis a fast-paced account of Canadian politics in the shadow of the Centennial and Expo, an account of how Pierre Elliot Trudeau's government and the Ottawa press gallery together made and re-made the political mood in the country. Zolf records how the media "discovered" Trudeau and made him leader of the Liberal party, how they gradually turned Robert Stanfield and David Lewis into believable opponents, and how the '72 election produced a markedly different style of Trudeau government. Zolf's account is an amazing combination of gags, one-liners, puns and sharp-eyed political commentary: a book about Canadian politics like no one has ever written before or since.

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