This interview about the life of Sir Isaiah Berlin and Ignatieff’s book Isaiah Berlin: A Life is quite fascinating. Ignatieff talks at length about Berlin, who became a close personal friend, and his life at the centre of power and as one of the foremost philosophers of liberty in the twentieth century. 79 more words
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Several families, like the Nachmanoviches from Kishinev, the Felds from Berdichev, my own family, who probably moved from Kiev, and probably many others seemed attracted to Odessa like a magnet in the first years of the new century, pulling them from further north in Ukraine, possibly with the hope of better business opportunities, more open minded views on religion and education, and the safety of an established multicultural city. 2,055 more words
BUDAPEST — The Hungarian foreign ministry says it has summoned Canada’s ambassador to Hungary after she expressed concerns about the fate of a Budapest university and academic freedom. 426 more words
Michael Ignatieff is not a person you would expect to find at the centre of a global political power play featuring names such as Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. 1,123 more words
Laszlo Palkovics: Michael Ignatieff is waging a media war against my government to suit his own ambitions
Michael Ignatieff is hijacking academic freedom in Hungary.
As CEU’s rector, Ignatieff has chosen to inflate what is essentially an administrative question into a pitched political battle. 728 more words