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by Pierre Elliot Trudeau,Jacques Hebert,Alexandre Trudeau

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Pierre Elliot Trudeau,Jacques Hebert,Alexandre Trudeau
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978-1553652540
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Douglas & McIntyre (December 4, 2007)
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by Pierre Elliot Trudeau (Author), Jacques Hebert (Author), Alexandre Trudeau (Introduction) & 0 more. Pierre Elliott Trudeau was the Prime Minister of Canada from April 1968 to June 1979 and again from March 1980 to June 1984.

by Pierre Elliot Trudeau (Author), Jacques Hebert (Author), Alexandre Trudeau (Introduction) & 0 more. In 1970, he established diplomatic relations with China, a move other Western nations would soon follow. Jacques Hebert is a Canadian author, journalist, politician and traveler. A Senator from 1983 to 1998, he founded two publishing houses, plus Canada World Youth and Katimavik. He lives in Montreal, Quebec.

In 1960, Pierre Trudeau and Jacques Hébert, a labour . Pierre Elliott Trudeau was the Prime Minister of Canada from April, 1968 to June, 1979, and from March, 1980 to June, 1984.

In 1960, Pierre Trudeau and Jacques Hébert, a labour lawyer and a journalist from Montréal, travelled to China in the midst of the Great Leap Forward. In 1968, when Two Innocents in Red China, Trudeau and Hébert’s sardonic look at a third world country’s first steps into the rest world, was released in English, Trudeau had become prime minister of Canada. It seemed to us imperative that the citizens of our democracy should know more about China, Trudeau wrote in the foreword. In 1968, when Two Innocents in Red China, Trudeau and Hébert’s sardonic look at a third world In the spirit of his father, Alexandre Trudeau revisits China to put a ground-breaking journey into a fresh, contemporary context. In 1960, Pierre Trudeau and Jacques Hébert, a labour lawyer and a journalist from Montréal, travelled to China in the midst of the Great Leap Forward.

In 1968, when Two Innocents in Red China, Trudeau and Hébert’s .

In 1968, when Two Innocents in Red China, Trudeau and Hébert’s sardonic look at a third world country’s first steps into the rest world, was released in English, Trudeau had become prime minister of Canada. For The Fence, his following documentary, Alexandre lived with two families on opposing sides of the new wall between Israel and the Palestinian territories.

Whitaker, Reg, "Pierre Elliott Trudeau". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Pierre Elliott Trudeau and Jacques Hébert, Two Innocents in Red China (1961). Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Approaches to Politics (1970). In 1993, Trudeau published his book Memoirs, based on a five-part miniseries by the CBC, and in 1996 he published Against the Current, a collection of his writings from 1939 to 1996. Trudeau died of prostate cancer on 28 September 2000 at his home in Montréal.

In 1960, Pierre Trudeau and Jacques Hbert, a labour lawyer and a journalist from Montral, travelled to China in the midst of the Great Leap Forward

Two innocents in Red China. Deux innocents en Chine rouge), with Jacques Hébert 1960. Against the Current: Selected Writings, 1939–1996.

His body lay in state in the Hall of Honour in Parliament Hill's Centre Block to allow Canadians to pay their last respects. Two innocents in Red China. À contre-courant: textes choisis, 1939–1996).

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (born 1919) was the leader of the Liberal Party and Canada's prime minister for about 15 years. He successfully defeated the separatist movement in Quebec and led Canada both to greater strength nationally and to more independence internationally. Pierre Elliott Trudeau was born in Montreal, Quebec, on October 18, 1919. Only one Canadian prime minister, William Lyon Mackenzie King, served longer than Trudeau. Among post-war democratic leaders, only three were in office for as long.

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In the spirit of his father, Alexandre Trudeau revisits China to put a ground-breaking journey into a fresh, contemporary context. In 1960, Pierre Trudeau and Jacques Hébert, a labour lawyer and a journalist from Montréal, travelled to China in the midst of the Great Leap Forward. In 1968, when Two Innocents in Red China, Trudeau and Hébert’s sardonic look at a third world country’s first steps into the rest world, was released in English, Trudeau had become prime minister of Canada. “It seemed to us imperative that the citizens of our democracy should know more about China,” Trudeau wrote in the foreword. Four decades later, China’s emergence as an economic and military heavyweight beckoned Trudeau’s journalist son Alexandre to retrace his father’s footsteps and add additional material to the book. The result is a thought-provoking new perspective on the Canadian classic that helped open China to the world.
  • I read this when I was a university student in the 80s in Canada, and was curious about Trudeau (he retired just as I was entering my first degree). Much of the book I didn't understand (I lacked the historical context) but it was unique and underscored Trudeau's intellectual curiosity and, frankly, financial resources to undertake a trip of this sort - and have it published! We were entering the neo-conservative era in much of the Western world, and politicians such as Trudeau (given his travels, education, panche) would not be seen again.
    The contents of the book are fine, as far as they go. But when read in this context the reader is given a greater appreciation for the authors and the environment in which the trip was spawned.

  • IN 1960, Pierre Trudeau and another Quebeker were given the grand tour of Mao's new China. Factories, and more factories, interspliced with banquets and evening films, formed the mainstay of this official visit. Trains between Beijing, Nanking and Shanghai, interpreters who spoke English or French, and very rare occasions of slipping away from official guides to find out what real Chinese thought.

    A truly wonderful Communist tour, yes indeed!

    What makes this book amusing is his snippy comments on the guides and interpreters, his musings on what factory "girls" really thought of their lives and futures, what the people really were hoping for, since everything they heard was only the Party line. All lectures and tours involved the phases: "Before the Revolution, people were starving...blah blah blah" and "AFTER the Revolution, people had enough to eat.."

    Of course, we know now that Mao's Great Leap forward and collectivization ideas brought millions to death by starvation, but Trudeau is untroubled by inklings of this, or too diffident to care much and find out.

    He doesn't lack for cleverness and irreverence, so those readers who like a bit of tongue-in-cheek, English style, will enjoy his observations. He rattles off the endless statistics of new schools, hospitals, etc. (shades of Gavin Newsom, Mayor of San Francisco, drown 'em with data!), then poses a bit of an off question to the guide, who cannot of course answer and gives some answer about the zeal of the Chinese people to overproduce. This is usually because every person in China - then 650 million - has been put to work to guarantee their iron rice bowl, and if many things are produced not needed for any reality anywhere, well, no matter.

    Those shocked at his indifference to the suffering of the masses: well, this is a book about Chinese dictatorship days, so no surprises to the informed!

    For today's booming China, and its observers abroad - us - it is an illuminating book in showing how the country was turning around by insisting on good public decorum, hygiene and full employment, commandeering machinery from the Germans and other foreigners, not to mention their properties, along with a LOT of Soviet help. It was in sad shape pre-1949, no matter how glorious their long history, and even today, a lot of old wrinkled folks are endlessly sweeping the dustry streets wtih short homemade brooms, all in vain against the dust and sand, but FULLY busy.

  • Probaby the worst book ever written in Canadian history. A journalist, Pierre Trudeau, visits China during the greatest man-made famine in history...AND DOESN'T NOTICE! And 50 years later, a loving son (can't fault him for that) tries to gloss over the absurdity in order to perpetuate his father's legacy.

    Well, can't be too surprised. After all, this is Alexandre Trudeau who wrote a passionate love letter to the Western hemisphere's most famous mass-murdering, anti-democratic, totalitarian communist dictator: Fidel Casto, a warm and loving family friend.

    Read with horror what Pierre writes on pages 178-9 (page 122 of the original English version). Despite what Alexandre writes in the introduction, his father most certainly had inklings that a famine may be occuring. And instead of investigating -- in even the most rudimentary way -- Pierre instead serves as an apologist for the very cause of the man-made famine.

    One can only imagine -- and with retroactive hope -- what the power of even the most rudamentary journalistic investigation could have had on the outcome of history had Pierre been more interested in the 30-80 million who died unnecessarily as grain silos were full to overflowing than the gourmet meals he details with such salivating anticipation.

    This is equivalent to what would have happened in 1944 if a 60 Minutes crew visited Aushwitz and was more interested in the latest in barbed wire technology instead of the ovens right under their noses.

    The only fruits that will result from this book is family embarrassment, an episode of Trudeau's life that should have been left alone. Better to have depended upon historians ignoring this period of your father's life, Alexandre, who for the most part would have chalked it up to fanciful blatherings by an impractical university professor with little connection to the real world. Instead, it will serve to make Trudeau's name doubly shameful by whomever gave Alexandre the green light to republish this monstrosity of history and journalism.

    If you want a better accounting of actual innocents in Red China, read Jasper Becker's "Hungry Ghosts" which chronicles what went on during the Great Leap Forward and how 30-80 million innocents died at the hands of a madman's pet projects.