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Donald Gutstein

24 Nov '18

Justin Trudeau’s grand bargain with Big Oil exposed in Donald Gutstein’s The Big Stall

Charlie Smith Georgia Straight November 14, 2018   Retired SFU communications professor Donald Gutstein is an old hand when it comes to dissecting the activities of neoliberal think tanks. His last two books—Harperism: How Stephen Harper and His Think Tank Colleagues Have Transformed Canada and Not a Conspiracy Theory: How Business Propaganda Hijacks Democracy—made a

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08 Oct '15

Donald Trump versus …Wait, Bernie Who?

They’re both running against party establishments for presidential nominations. They’re both equally popular with their party’s base. Yet Canadian media, like their American counterparts, have taken sides in the contest between democratic socialist Bernie Sanders and arch-capitalist Donald Trump. And that could serve Canadians even more poorly than it does Americans. It’s not simply the

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04 Dec '14

CCPA Monitor – Neoliberal Bedfellows

Harperism: How Stephen Harper and His Think Tank Colleagues Have Transformed Canada By Donald Gutstein Lorimer (September 2014), 288 pages, $22.95. Reviewed by Frank Bayerl While it may sometimes seem the Harper government’s policies are an ad hoc mixture of right-wing populism, poll- driven opportunism and economic austerity (with a dash of nationalism and military

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14 Nov '14

Briarpatch – Think Tanks, Media and the Conventional Wisdom

Harperism: Think Tanks, Media, and the Conventional Wisdom Book review by Gerard Di Trolio • Nov 14, 2014 • Politics James Lorimer & Company Ltd, 2014. Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan so transformed the politics of the countries they governed that new political orders were named after them. In Harperism, Donald Gutstein attempts to make

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23 Oct '14

Author Donald Gutstein reveals extent of Stephen Harper revolution in new book Harperism

by Charlie Smith at 10:34 am, on Oct 1, 2014 Georgia Straight   Burnaby author Donald Gutstein has spent the past 40 years tracking the rise of neoliberal ideology. Over lunch at Tangent Café on Commercial Drive, the adjunct SFU communication professor says that after all these years, many people are confused about what this

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