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A stalwart Tory, Stan Darling was a Member of Parliament for twenty-one years. In The Darling Diaries, he looks back on his career in politics, the places he has been, and some of the people he has met — Libyan dictator Gaddafi, President Bush, and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

Never afraid of the press or anyone else foolish enough to quarrel with him, he strenuously advocated (and got) controls on the emissions which cause acid rain — for which he earned the nickname Mr. Acid Rain. He helped to get a free vote on the death penalty in Parliament. Whether in his native Burks Falls, Ontario, or abroad, Darling fought the good fight in many other causes.

The reader follows Darling abroad to both the ex-Yugoslavia and the ex-Soviet Union, as well as to Nigeria, the Middle East, and the People’s Republic of China.

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