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Nalism has swept the world stage In Blood and Belonging Ignatieff makes a thorough examination of why blood ties inplaces as diverse as Blood and MOBI #224 Yugoslavia Kurdistan Northern Ireland uebec Germany and the former Soviet republics may be the definitive factor in international relation today He asks how ethnic p. This book was published a long ways back but I picked up a copy to see how prescient Michael Ignatief was Many of his points were dated but his central theme of Ethnic Nationalism being a dominant force compared to cosmopolitan modernity is a good one and has 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 how ethnic nationalism has torn that region apart since this was written A very interesting read though his 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

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Blood and Belonging Journeys into the New Nationalism

Until the end of the Cold War Belonging Journeys Kindle #216 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 natio. This book strengthened my resolve to continue voting for Stephen Harper Mr Ignatieff globe trots from one hot spot to another drawing superficial comparisons between each This is journalism at its most shallow

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Ride 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 and Belonging Journeys ePUB #9734 of our time.. An idealist who had to reconcile with brutal reality I saw him speak at University of Waterloo I was impressed He clearly had started with well intentioned but naive humanitarian solutions Having watched them fail his 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


10 thoughts on “Blood and Belonging Journeys into the New Nationalism

  1. says:

    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's highlighting of local examples Arguments are elouently made using th

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    Knowing the author's good reputation and that the TV documentary based on this book had won awards I approached this book with 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 To his credit Ignatie

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    This book strengthened my resolve to continue voting for Stephen Harper Mr Ignatieff globe trots from one hot spot to another drawing superficial comparisons between each This is journalism at its most shallow

  4. says:

    Very very good Ignatief travels to several hotspots to try and understand nationalism His writing is wonderful nuanced balanced

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    This book was published a long ways back but I picked up a copy to see how prescient Michael Ignatief was Many of his points were dated but his central theme of Ethnic Nationalism being a dominant force compared to cosmopol

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    “Since Cain and Abel we have known that hatred between brothers is ferocious than hatred between strangers We say tritely that this

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    All of the

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    An idealist who had to reconcile with brutal reality I saw him speak at University of Waterloo I was impressed He clearly had started with well intentioned but naive humanitarian solutions Having watched them fail his idealism took on a worldy savvy and bit sad bent I was impressed His book was eually good with a number

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    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 A very valuable book for understanding that the other is no different from ourselves

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    I read this years ago but it has stayed with me and I still think about it Some chapters are better than others but his conclusions will make you think and with the recent rise of nationalist extremists this is worth your time