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On Ignatieff's "Scar Tissue"

I’ve just finished Michael Ignatieff’s 1993 novel Scar Tissue. It’s on Andrea Charise’s “Aging and the Arts” course list (see previous post), and concerns two brothers and their mother’s memory loss and death. 259 more words


Thoughts on Iran: A People Interrupted

I didn’t pick up Iran: A People Divided seeking out a book on Iran. I was simply browsing my local used book store and a book on Iran’s modern history piqued my interest. 1,478 more words

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Sholem Aleichem and the Kiev pogrom

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


Hungary summons Canadian ambassador after she questioned fate of university, academic freedom

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


How a university became a battle for Europe's identity

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

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