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In search of a unified theory of Ignatieff

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Ignatieff is too honest. “Talk about the audacity of hope. The newly crowned leader of the federal Liberal Party seems to be hoping that we can handle the truth in politics, despite the considerable body of evidence that we’d prefer to hear fairy tales from our politicians.”

Ignatieff isn’t honest enough. “It is hard to escape the worry that Ignatieff didn’t write that book either because he didn’t trust himself to get it right, or he didn’t trust Canadians to understand it. Instead, he’s given us a condescending  family history bookended by a romantic theory of nationalism and an election platform from the 1970s.”