Praise for Master of Persuasion:
“Master of Persuasion tells a compelling story about Brian Mulroney’s important policies on the wide range of issues that were at the center of the Canadian debate during his time in office, including the vital role that Canada under his leadership played in advancing human rights and ending apartheid in South Africa.” —Paul Martin, former Prime Minister of Canada
“It [is] a tonic to read an analysis from a serious scholar and practitioner that connects the dots on the Mulroney approach to Canada’s global role, and the need to engage internationally in Canada’s domestic and global interests. [Master of Persuasion] is simply a superb, thematically coherent, and informative overview.” —Hugh Segal, Head of Massey College
“I recall a few raised eyebrows when Brian Mulroney was named Canada’s Greenest prime minister. Fen Hampson’s meticulously researched review of Mulroney’s contribution to our planet amply confirms that title. I keep waiting for a Canadian prime minister to seriously challenge his record, as I imagine Mr. Mulroney does as well.” —Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada
“A compelling behind the scenes examination of the extraordinary statecraft of a leader who time and again displayed that hardest of diplomatic skills—promotion of hard national interests while at the same time galvanizing historic campaigns to advance global compassion and democratic values.
As revealed by international affairs historian Fen Osler Hampson, Brian Mulroney combined rare political insight with an often rollicking power of persuasion to advance objectives across a broad front.” —Brian Stewart, former foreign affairs correspondent and senior fellow of the Munk School of Global Affairs