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James Laxer (born December 22, 1941) is a Canadian political economist, professor and author.

In 1969, Laxer, along with his father Robert Laxer and Mel Watkins, founded the Waffle, a radical left wing group influenced by the New Left, the anti-Vietnam War movement and Canadian economic nationalism, that tried to win control of the New Democratic Party (NDP).

In 1971, Laxer ran for the leadership of the federal NDP, and shocked the convention by winning one-third of the vote against David Lewis. The Waffle was ultimately forced out of the NDP and briefly became an independent political party under the name "Movement for an Independent Socialist Canada". Laxer and other Wafflers unsuccessfully ran for Parliament in 1974. This electoral failure led to the Waffle's dissolution, and Laxer concentrated on his work as an academic at York University and in broadcasting.

In 1981, he was hired as director of research for the federal NDP, but left in controversy in 1983 when he published a report critiquing the party's economic policies as being "out of date".

Laxer remains prominent as an author, columnist and commentator.

Laxer has four children: Michael, Kate, Emily and Jonathan.

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Total Books: 41
Staking Claims to a Continent John A Macdonald Abraham Lincoln Jefferson Davis and the Making of North America
Tecumseh and Brock
2014 - Tecumseh and Brock (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781770893283
ISBN-10: 1770893288
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
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Tecumseh
2012 - Tecumseh (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781554981236
ISBN-10: 1554981239
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books
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Tecumseh and Brock The War of 1812
2012 - Tecumseh and Brock the War of 1812 (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780887842610
ISBN-10: 0887842615
Genre: History
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Beyond the Bubble Imagining a New Canadian Economy The New World Economy and Canada's Place In It
Democracy
2009 - Democracy [Groundwork Guides] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780888999122
ISBN-10: 0888999127
Genres: Business & Money, Nonfiction
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The Perils of Empire America and Its Imperial Predecessors
2008 - The Perils of Empire America and Its Imperial Predecessors (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780670063611
ISBN-10: 0670063614
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Mission of Folly Why Canada Should Bring its Troops Home From Afghanistan
2008 - Mission of Folly Why Canada Should Bring Its Troops Home From Afghanistan (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781897071373
ISBN-10: 189707137X
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Oil
2008 - Oil [Groundwork Guides] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780888998156
ISBN-10: 0888998155
Genres: Business & Money, Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult, Nonfiction
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Imperium
2007 - Imperium (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783836925785
ISBN-10: 3836925788
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Empire
2007 - Empire [Groundwork Guides] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780888997074
ISBN-10: 0888997078
Genres: Children's Books, Nonfiction
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The Acadians In Search of a Homeland
2007 - The Acadians in Search of a Homeland (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385661096
ISBN-10: 0385661096
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Discovering America Travels in the Land of Guns God and Corporate Gurus
2001 - Discovering America Travels in the Land of Guns God and Corporate Gurus (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781565847101
ISBN-10: 1565847105
Genres: Travel, Nonfiction
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Stalking the Elephant My Discovery of America
2000 - Stalking the Elephant My Discovery of America (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780670886418
ISBN-10: 0670886416
Genre: Nonfiction
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Leap of Faith Free Trade
1999 - Leap of Faith Free Trade (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780888302977
ISBN-10: 0888302975
Genre: Engineering & Transportation
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Decline of the Superpowers Winners and Losers in Today's Global Economy
1987 - Decline of the Superpowers Winners and Losers in Today's Global Economy (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780888628923
ISBN-10: 0888628927
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1983 - Oil and Gas [The Canadian issues series] (Hardcover)Paperback
The Liberal Idea of Canada Pierre Trudeau and the Question of Canada's Survival
Canada's Energy Crisis
1974 - Canada's Energy Crisis (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780888620873
ISBN-10: 088862087X
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In search of a new left Canadian politics after the neoconservative assault
Stalking the Elephant  My Discovery of America
Stalking the Elephant My Discovery of America (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140284171
ISBN-10: 0140284176
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The Border
The Border (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780385659819
ISBN-10: 0385659814
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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