While Canada Slept: How We Lost Our Place in the World (2020)

While Canada Slept How We Lost Our Place in the World For how much longer can Canada expect to get a free ride With and the international war on terrorism the time has come to ask some hard questions Should we continue to starve our military reduc
  • Title: While Canada Slept: How We Lost Our Place in the World
  • Author: Andrew Cohen
  • ISBN: 9780771022760
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Paperback
  • For how much longer can Canada expect to get a free ride With 9 11 and the international war on terrorism, the time has come to ask some hard questions Should we continue to starve our military, reduce our humanitarian assistance, dilute our diplomacy, and absent ourselves from global intelligence gathering Can we expect to sit at the global table by virtue of our econFor how much longer can Canada expect to get a free ride With 9 11 and the international war on terrorism, the time has come to ask some hard questions Should we continue to starve our military, reduce our humanitarian assistance, dilute our diplomacy, and absent ourselves from global intelligence gathering Can we expect to sit at the global table by virtue of our economic power without pursuing a foreign policy worthy of our history, geography, and diversity Canada has been getting by on the cheap, writes Andrew Cohen in this timely, forceful, and insightful new book Our reluctance to pay our own way has had a cost it has eroded the pillars of our international stature We are still trading on the reputation this country built two generations ago, but it is a reputation we no longer deserve We claim to be engaged abroad, but for too long we have been a freeloader, trying to do the same for less, practising pinch penny diplomacy and foreign policy on the cheap Our capacity in these key areas has become glaringly inadequate, and now that weakness is compromising our ability to honour our traditional commitments overseas The time is ripe for a thorough re examination of our foreign policy, to affirm our values, to win the respect of our allies, to carry our weight.From the Hardcover edition.
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    One Reply to “While Canada Slept: How We Lost Our Place in the World”

    1. I m afraid that I was decidedly unimpressed with this book It s a book I have wanted to read for some time, so I was happy to discover it on a bookshelf here in Pader, but it turned out to be seriously underwhelming Two stars might seem unduly harsh, since two stars is something I usually reserve for books I really didn t like one star is usually reserved for books I would actively discourage people from reading , but the reality that I probably would discourage people from reading this book Whi [...]

    2. Here is a critical review I had to write for class Hopefully, it s good Andrew Cohen is a graduate from McGill University He is an award winning journalist and bestselling author Over his career of twenty five years, he has written extensively on international affairs A columnist, he has written for the Ottawa Citizen, United Press International, the Financial Post, Saturday Night, and the Globe and Mail He has also been part of the editorial board, and was a foreign correspondent in Washington [...]

    3. The author seems to have a pretty solid agenda most do, I know , most of which seems to be a pretty Conservative view of the world.He compares our stage with what Robertson, Pearson and Wrong would think of Canada today, which I will admit is not what it could be He places a large amount of importance on military prowess, stating that a country cannot be taken seriously unless it spends a lot of time and money on its military, which is a separate issue in his perspective from peace keeping, whic [...]

    4. A wonderful read written by a truly professional writer Canada has lost its way, and this book clearly shows why.

    5. An interesting look at Canada s place in the world and the changes of the last 50 years Well done, but slightly one sided and boring.

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