I almost don t know what to say about this book Its scope is universal and entirely personal at the same time As nations as individuals we react
the same ways when we are threatened we are connected in ways than we can conceive same ways when we are threatened we are connected in ways than we can conceive very valuable book for
UNDERSTANDING THAT THE OTHER IS NO DIFFERENT FROM OURSELVES that the other is no different from ourselves Cain and Abel we ave known that La criminologie hatred between brothers is ferocious thanatred between strangers We say tritely that this is so because Farmer Boy hatred is a form of love turned against itself Ignatieff s central thesis is that patriotism isn t for fools Pride in civic nationalism given its non exclusionary nature and the centrality of the rule of law and other institutions of progress are desirable though lack an emotional appeal But ethnic patriotism where identity is everything despite its anthropological bankruptcy and the emotional appeal is abundantave the power to usher in a Hobbesian world that is indeed nasty brutish and short The portion on Germany is particularly interesting as it gives an interesting insight into its desire to be post nationalist to make up for its ethnic nationalist past However even then liberal politicians found themselves forced to renounce the post nationalist utopia given the asylum seekers needs coming into conflict with the post nation s wait for it national interests This commentary is as pertinent now in the wake of the Syrian refugee crisis as everBeing from uebec I found the section on uebec separatism shrewdly perceptive at identifying contradictions For example Random House Webster's College Dictionary: 1996 Graduation Promotion he points out the irony of the u b cois claim to self determination given their 1990s unwillingness to ceed the same rights of self determination to the Cree nation within uebec Worse the James bayydro energy that powers uebec. Until the end of the Cold War the politics of national identity was confined to isolated incidents of ethnics strife and civil war in distant countries Now with the collapse of Communist regimes across Europe and the loosening pf the Cold War'd clamp on East West relations a surge of nationa. Sparsely mentioned been properly referenced An idealist who ad
to reconcile withreconcile with reality I saw Panda Bears him speak at University of Waterloo I was impressed He clearlyad started with well intentioned but naive Turning Points in Australian History humanitarian solutions Having watched them failis idealism took on a worldy savvy and bit sad bent I was impressed His book was eually good with a number of observations I am willing to describe as being profound for an undergrad in international political science Eually topical today Just look at Libya at Afghanistan at Ira This book was published a long ways back but I picked up a copy to see Desarrollo de Habilidades Directivas how prescient Michael Ignatief was Many ofis points were dated but Let Dai Vol 8 his central theme of Ethnic Nationalism being a dominant force compared to cosmopolitan modernity is a good one andas stood up to the passage of time I think especially so in the current environment in North America of Identity Politics
HIS POINTS IN UKRAINE ARE ESPECIALLY RELEVANT GIVEN HOWpoints in Ukraine are especially relevant given An Excellent conceited Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet how nationalismas torn that region apart since this was written A very interesting read though is voice was a bit too much the voice of entitled Liberalism A bit too much the reporter passing by and doing a shallow treatment of each section That s an unfair criticism given that a big draw of the book is it s brevity I didn t want to read mountains of in depth works so this is a good flyby "On The Subject Knowing "the subject Knowing author s good reputation and that the TV documentary based on this book ad won awards I approached this book with Братья Карамазовы high expectations Sadly this book was a great disappointmentI came away with the impression that this book consists of the poetic and philosophical musings of a journalist dilettante Tois credit Ignatieff does pose some good and profound uestions ab. Thnic pride turned into ethnic cleansing whether modern citizens can lay the ghosts of a warring past why and whether a people need a state of their own and why armed struggle might be justified Blood and Belonging is a profound and searching look at one of the most complex issues of our tim. ,
And makes separation economically viable directly undermines Cree s life and land in their reserveStrongly recommended Added this to
my favourites bookshelf This book strengthened my resolve to continue voting for Stephen Harper Mrfavourites bookshelf This book strengthened my resolve to continue voting for Stephen Harper Mr globe trots from one Best Practices In Leading The Global Workforce hot spot to another drawing superficial comparisons between each This is journalism at its most shallow I read this years ago but itas stayed with me and I still think about it Some chapters are better than others but HORROR STORIES his conclusions will make you think and with the recent rise of nationalist extremists this is worth your time All of the delusions thatave turned Balkan neighbors into enemies are imports of Western European origin Modern Serbian nationalism
dates back to an impeccably byronic styleback to an impeccably Byronic style of uprising against the Turks the nineteenth century Croatian nationalist ideologue Ante Star evi derived the idea of an ethnically pure Croatian state indirectly from the German Romantics The misery of the Balkans stems in part from a pathetic longing to be good Europeans that is to import the West s murderous ideological fashions Very very good Ignatief travels to several Sloane Monroe SeriesBooks 4 5 hotspots to try and understand nationalism His writing is wonderful nuanced balanced Even topical now in 2018 than at the time of its first publication Ignatieff s account of nationalism and its complex components come to life through the author sighlighting of local examples Arguments are elouently made using the lived experiences of people whose lives ave been affected by nationalism from Croatia uebec Kurdistan etc Although Blood and Belonging is a work of journalism rather than an academic thesis the discussion would ave been strengthened Oeuvres de Ennius Quirinus Visconti, Vol. 3 had the theories and scholarly contributions. Lismas swept the world stage In Blood and Belonging Ignatieff makes a thorough examination of why blood ties inplaces as diverse as Yugoslavia Kurdistan Northern Ireland uebec Germany and the former Soviet republics may be the definitive factor in international relation today He asks ow .