Open and Shut: Why America Has Barack Obama, and Canada Has Stephen Harper (Paperback)
Why America Has Barack Obama, and Canada Has Stephen Harper
McClelland & Stewart, 9780771043185, 176pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2009
Ibbitson argues that the result of the US election was electric, energizing, and represents a profound changes in American politics. Barack Obama may well be just the man to rescue the republic from its many serious woes. The result of the Canadian election was, he says, as flaccid as the campaign itself: another Conservative minority government that shortly afterward tripped over its own hubris, causing a major political tempest in the Ottawa teapot. The elections and their aftermaths tell us two crucial things: One, America is still capable of slamming on the brakes and putting itself back on the right track. Two, in Canada, something has gone so seriously wrong with our leadership it's time to sound the alarm. Which is just what he does in this timely, perceptive, persuasive book.
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"Cheeky, opinionated, well-informed."
— Globe and Mail
"A coherent overview of the political and cultural condition of contemporary Canada."
— Winnipeg Free Press
"John Ibbitson's new work of political analysis may shock its readers."
— Hour magazine