Michael Ignatieff's The Ordinary Virtues explores the idea of a common moralityby Alex Dean / November 14, 2017 / Leave a comment
Published in December 2017 issue of Prospect Magazine
Michael Ignatieff’s career can be divided into two halves. For the first, he was a well-known writer and broadcaster, writing an acclaimed biography of Isaiah Berlin in 1998—and contributing regularly to Prospect, among other publications. Then came the rather different second half, where he ended up trying his hand at politics, becoming leader of the Liberal Party in Canada from 2008 to 2011. He is now the Rector and President of the Central European University in Budapest, coping with an increasingly authoritarian regime in Hungary. Throughout, his reputation as a serious thinker has remained intact. He has never been afraid to ask the big questions.