Comment 26941

By highwater (registered) | Posted October 17, 2008 at 19:08:53

He was that most despicable of creatures, a "pro-war liberal" who managed to convince himself that it's possible to to the right thing the right way for the wrong reasons...

Yes. It's frightening what intellectuals can do with their intellects. Summer '07 I had an extremely disagreeable discussion with a Mac history prof who was summoning all her intellectual gifts to justify Israel's outsized attack on Lebanon. Wow.

Too late, he discovered the folly of this belief: "Now I realize that intentions do shape consequences."

Oy. I learned this in high school 20th Century History class. The end does not justify the means. Scary that Ignatieff had to witness the Iraq debacle to relearn this simple lesson.

I have been following the Ignatieff boys' exploits since the '80's. Michael has always struck me as weirdly unempathetic. (Is that a word?)

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