Michael Ignatieff

Michael Ignatieff is a Canadian author, academic, and former politician. He has written several books on history, politics, and international affairs, as well as novels and essays. Ignatieff served as the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and as the Leader of the Official Opposition from 2008 to 2011. He has held senior academic positions at the University of Toronto and Harvard University, among others.


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  1. 1. The Warrior's Honor: Ethnic War and the Modern Conscience

    The book explores the moral and ethical challenges faced by modern societies when confronted with ethnic conflicts and wars. It delves into the complexities of humanitarian intervention, the role of the media in shaping public perception, and the struggle to reconcile the principles of human rights with the brutal realities of ethnic violence. Through a series of case studies and philosophical reflections, the author examines the tension between the universal claims of morality and the particular loyalties of kinship and nationality, questioning the capacity of moral conscience to mediate in conflicts where deep-seated cultural and ethnic animosities are at play.

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