Yves Engler to speak in the West Kootenay about Canada's peacekeeping tradition
Lone Sheep Publishing is proud to present Yves Engler, author of The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy and Canada and Israel: Building Apartheid.
In his new book, The Truth May Hurt, Engler strips away the layers of former Canadian Prime Minister Lester Pearson’s past, exposing him as less of a Canadian peacekeeper and more of someone who had colonial, corporate, and imperialistic interests. Pearson’s policies are even described as “sympathetic to South Africa’s apartheid regime” and “the world’s leading intellectual, Noam Chomsky, considers Lester Pearson a war criminal”.
It becomes clear throughout Engler’s book that Pearson’s history is filled with what could even be seen as hostile actions in the name of Canada all around the world.
Engler asks readers “to think of themselves as members of a truth and reconciliation commission looking into Canada’s foreign policy past.”
The book is well-researched and sourced, leaving it open for the readers to shape their own idea of who Pearson really was–this time with the truth instead of Pearson’s ever-powerful myth.
Engler presents Pearson’s words and record, but an image other than that of an altruistic world statesman emerges. He deconstructs the myth of Pearsonian peacekeeping. Engler holds, “There is, in fact, a strong case to be made that he should be posthumously charged with abetting war crimes.” –The Dissident Voice
Lone Sheep Publishing will present author Yves Engler to talk about his new book Lester Pearson’s Peacekeeping: The Truth May Hurt at Self Design High on Monday, March 19th 2012. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. For further information please visit www.yvesengler.com