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The many lives of Michael Ignatieff

By Leo Hornak  

Ignatieff: Canada's ivory tower politician

This month’s Prospect contains a profile of Michael Ignatieff by David Herman, tracing his unusual progress from public intellectual in Britain, to academia in the US and now leader of the opposition in Canada. Herman is well qualified to comment: as a writer and TV producer, he worked extensively with Ignatieff during his years on this side of the Atlantic.

Ignatieff, Herman argues, has a unique gift for being in the right career in the right…

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