Book launch and forum:
Lester Pearson’s Peacekeeping: The Truth May Hurt
with author Yves Engler
Thursday, March 29 7pm
at W2 Media Cafe (111 W. Hastings)
Admission by donation. Books will be available for sale.
Written in the form of a submission to an imagined “Truth and Reconciliation” commission about Canada’s foreign policy past, Lester Pearson’s Peacekeeping: The Truth May Hurt will change how you think about this country’s most famous statesman. This book challenges one of the most important (and useful) Canadian foreign policy myths.
Yves Engler has been dubbed “one of the most important voices on the Canadian Left today” (Briarpatch). In addition to six published books, many of Engler’s writings have appeared in the alternative press, as well as mainstream publications such as The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Ottawa Citizen and Ecologist. His six books have been praised by Naomi Klein, Noam Chomsky, William Blum, Rick Salutin and many others.
Yves Engler’s is bound to provoke a lively discussion because Engler arrives at the startling conclusion that “Stephen Harper’s foreign policy resembles that of Pearson more than any Liberal would ever admit.”
Read a review here: http://rabble.ca/books/reviews/2012/02/lester-pearson’s-peacekeeping
Endorsed by Vancouver’s StopWar Coalition.