UWinnipeg’s Dr. Mills launches his new book Citizen Trudeau
UWinnipeg’s Political Science Professor Dr. Allen Mills launches his new book Citizen Trudeau, 1944-1965: An Intellectual Biography on Saturday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m., at McNally Robinson Books, Grant Park. This event is free and open to all.
“Trudeau defines Canada today,” shared Mills. “This book explains how his conception of Canada emerged.”
Mills’ biography paints a multilayered portrait of Trudeau by exploring the ideas of one of Canada’s greatest Prime Ministers. Trudeau was a man of deep intellect, of strongly held philosophy, and of bold – if not occasionally audacious – personality.
Mills’ PhD thesis was on The Forum and Canadian socialism, 1920-1934. He has published articles on Canadian socialism, the Canadian Forum, early Winnipeg radicalism, J. S. Woodsworth, Frank Scott, Ernest Gellner and media in post-Communist Czechoslovakia. He was visiting fellow at Edinburgh University in 1992 and visiting lecturer in Canadian Studies at Charles University, Prague in the same year. His book, Woodsworth, Fool for Christ: the political thought of J. S. Woodsworth, was published in 1991 by University of Toronto Press. His research interests include Canadian politics; Canadian socialism and liberalism; eastern Europe; and the thought of Trudeau, Charles Taylor, and Will Kymlicka.
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