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American Forum - The Lesser Evil: Politics and Ethics in an Age of Terror

Michael Ignatieff
April 23, 2005 - December 13, 1901

Michael Ignatieff
Michael Ignatieff

Michael Ignatieff is an articulate advocate of the use of American military power to shape the world according to American values and interests. A reviewer in The New York Times Book Review writes that Ignatieff ?tells us how to do terrible things for a righteous cause and come away feeling good about it.? Ignatieff, the Carr Professor of Human Rights at the Kennedy School of Government, is the son of a Russian emigre father and a Canadian mother who studied at the University of Toronto. He earned his doctorate at Harvard University. This Forum is co-hosted by the University of Virginia Law School and the Forum for Contemporary Thought.

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