Touhey Adds "Rogue" to his Work
St. Jerome’s University congratulates Department of History associate professor Ryan Touhey for adding the book Reassessing the Rogue Tory (UBC Press) to his list of edited volumes. Touhey, who is the author of Conflicting Visions: Canada and India in the Cold War Worlds 1946-1976, has also written several chapters and academic articles on post-1945 Canadian foreign relations. Reassessing the Rogue Tory was co-edited with Janice Cavell, an adjunct research professor at Carleton University, who works in the Historical Section, Global Affairs Canada and who also has several books, articles and edited volumes to her credit.
“The years when John Diefenbaker’s Progressive Conservatives were in office were among the most tumultuous in Canadian history,” noted Touhey, adding that it made for an ideal era to reassess how a prime minister can impact international relations and foreign policy.
Contributions from Stephen Azzi, Isabel Campbell, Jill Campbell-Miller, Michael Carroll, Greg Donaghy, Norman Hillmer, Nicole Marion, Francine McKenzie, Asa McKercher, Hugh Segal, Kevin A. Spooner, Michael D. Stevenson, Robert Vineberg combine in a book that will appeal to students, and scholars of Canadian politics, political history, and international relations as well as general readers interested in the Diefenbaker era of foreign policy.
“This book will challenge readers to move beyond a popular stereotype that Diefenbaker was simply out of his depth on international affairs. Readers will find much that is new and fascinating about Diefenbaker’s worldview, his relationships with Canada’s diplomats, and with world leaders like President Kennedy.”