Rogue in Power

Why Stephen Harper is Remaking Canada by Stealth

by Christian Nadeau

translated by Robert Chodos, Eric Hamovitch, and Susan Joanis

A political scientist looks at the Harper government's neo-Conservative agenda

About the Authors

Christian Nadeau
Christian Nadeau
CHRISTIAN NADEAU is a professor at Université de Montréal, where he teaches philosophy and political ethics. He has published many articles and books, including Republicanism: History, Theory, and Practice.


"Nadeau does an admirable job of connecting the dots between conservative values and policies across a range of issue areas. He sheds light on a philosophically coherent agenda that has been hiding in plain sight. ...
Rogue in Power provides progressives with a very powerful analytical framework for monitoring the Harper government actions going forward. Combining it with an analysis of the interests connected to the Conservative project -- how they interact, reinforce each other, their cumulative impact -- will further deepen awareness and understanding, a necessary precondition to active resistance, which after all is Nadeau's ultimate purpose in writing the book."
Bruce Campbell, The Monitor
Nadeau's Rogue in Power is deeply unsettling on two counts. It demonstrates conclusively how effective Stephen Harper has been in capitalizing on political disaffection and in employing crude, undemocratic methods to nudge Canada in a conservative direction.
Paul Bennett, The Chronicle Herald
"What distinguishes Nadeau from most of Harper's detractors is that he writes from the perspective of a politically engaged philosopher who wants to link his activism with the insights of his academic field."
Jean Coleno, Montreal Review of Books

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