From Award Winning Author Michael Adams, Could It Happen Here Draws On Groundbreaking New Social Research To Show Whether Canadian Society Is At Risk Of The Populist Forces Afflicting Other Parts Of The WorldAmericans Elected Donald Trump Britons Opted To Leave The European Union Far Right, Populist Politicians Channeling Anger At Out Of Touch Elites Are Gaining Ground Across Europe In Vote After Shocking Vote, Citizens Of Western Democracies Have Pushed Their Anger To The Top Of Their Governments Political Agendas The Votes Have Varied In Their Particulars, But Their Unifying Feature Has Been Rejection Of Moderation, Incrementalism, And The Status QuoAmid This Roiling International Scene, Canada Appears Placid, At Least On The Surface As Other Societies Retrench, The International Media Have Taken Notice Of Canada S Welcome Of Syrian Refugees, Its Half Female Federal Cabinet, And Its Acceptance Of Climate Science And Mixed Efforts To Limit Its Emissions After A Year In Power, The Centrist Federal Government Continues To Enjoy Majority Approval, Suggesting An Electorate Not As Bitterly Split As The Ones To The South Or In EuropeAs Sceptics Point Out, However, Brexit And A Trump Presidency Were Unthinkable Until They Happened Could It Be That Canada Is Not Immune To The Same Forces Of Populism, Social Fracture, And Backlash That Have Afflicted Other Parts Of The World Our Largest And Most Cosmopolitan City Elected Rob Ford Conservative Party Leadership Hopeful Kellie Leitch Proposes A Canadian Values Test For Immigrants And Has Called The Trump Victory Exciting Anti Tax Demonstrators In Alberta Chanted Lock Her Up In Reference To Premier Rachel Notley, An Elected Leader Accused Of No Wrongdoing, Only Policy Positions The Protesters DislikedPollster And Social Values Researcher Michael Adams Takes Canadians Into The Examining Room To See Whether We Are At Risk Of Coming Down With The Malaise Affecting Other Western Democracies Drawing On Major Social Values Surveys Of Canadians And Americans In As Well As Decades Of Tracking Data In Both Countries Adams Examines Our Economy, Institutions, And Demographics To Answer The Question Could It Happen Here
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- 192 pages
- Could It Happen Here?
- Michael Adams
- 21 February 2019 Michael Adams