The central question

John Geddes offers an extensive review of True Patriot Love.

 Ignatieff’s attempts to defend patriotism as a motivation is more interesting than any stump speech. Without quite saying so, he’s finally addressing the question that certain highly educated, frankly ambitious Canadians have puzzled over ever since he defied their expectations by returning to Canada in 2005: Why give up a Harvard professor’s chair, a regular pulpit in the New York Times Magazine, a loyal British fan base-all for dreary old Ottawa?

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