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Ignatieff loves Ukraine As Prospect predicted back in July, Michael Ignatieff is finding his entry into Canadian politics less than smooth. Ignatieff’s attempt to win the Liberal party’s nomination for a safe Toronto seat in January’s general election went askew when parts of the large local Ukrainian community discovered a passage in Ignatieff’s 1993 book Blood and Belonging that appeared to pour scorn on their national aspirations. Ignatieff won the nomination, but was forced to issue a statement that made clear his “deep, personal affinity with the suffering of the Ukrainian people.” Note to academics with political aspirations: watch your words…

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