Anger and Angst: Jason Kenney’s Legacy and Alberta’s Right analyzes the UCP’s governance of Alberta, the driving forces behind their agenda, and the personalities behind them. Co-edited by Ricardo Acuña (Parkland Institute’s executive director) and Trevor Harrison (former director of Parkland Institute), the book critically examines the extraordinary years of the UCP's time in office up until 2023, a period that is arguably the most chaotic in Alberta’s political history.
Comprising 22 essays from seasoned political analysts and thought leaders, Anger and Angst examines politics, the economy, the environment, education, housing, gender, racism, right-wing populism, and the UCP's relationship to the media. Contributors include pollster and political analyst Janet Brown, journalists Gillian Steward and Brooks DeCillia, professors Lise Gotell and Jason Foster, and former Opposition leader Kevin Taft.
Praise for Anger and Angst:
“Illuminating and thought-provoking, Anger and Angst reveals the UCP government’s undemocratic and destructive underpinnings, cuts to educational funding to privatized healthcare to the undermining of workers’ rights. Read this book!”
- Jackie Flanagan, founder, Alberta Views magazine
“Reading Anger and Angst is like driving past the scene of an accident — and realizing you are part of the wreckage thanks to Kenney's dangerous and erratic driving as premier.”
- Graham Thomson, journalist, columnist, and political analyst
“If you want to understand ‘freedom convoys’, anti-lockdown rodeo rallies, and where their embattled, fortress mentality comes from, read this book.
- Gordon Laxer, founding director of Parkland Institute, political economist, and author
Anger and Angst: Jason Kenney’s Legacy and Alberta’s Right is available from Black Rose Books.
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