This episode was recorded on May 7th, 2021.

Preston Manning and I discuss populist movements in the west, history building and storytelling, the power of reading audiences, the new tenets of conservatism, communication in politics, the Chinese Communist Party, and much more. Manning (often called the “father of modern Canadian Conservatism”) recounts the history of Canada’s Reform Party, which he founded, and his takeaways from a long career in politics–much of which he includes in books like “Faith, Leadership, and Public Life: Leadership Lessons from Moses to Jesus” and “Think Big: Adventures in Life and Democracy”.

Upon his retirement, he founded the Manning Foundation for Democratic Education and the Manning Centre for Building Democracy, not-for-profit organizations dedicated to strengthening Canadian democracy in line with conservative principles.

Find Manning’s latest book, “Do Something!: 365 Ways You Can Strengthen Canada,” at: https://www.amazon.com/Do-Something-Ways-Strengthen-Canada-ebook/dp/B086 XL6CVC/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=PRESTON+MANNING&qid=1631540649&s =books&sr=1-1

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