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Author Ignatieff, Michael.

Title Fire and ashes : success and failure in politics / Michael Ignatieff
Edition First Harvard University Press edition
Published Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (220 pages)
Contents Hubris -- Ambition -- Fortuna -- Reading the room -- Money and language -- Responsibility and representation -- Standing -- Enemies and adversaries -- What the taxi driver said -- The calling
Summary In 2005 Michael Ignatieff left Harvard to lead Canada's Liberal Party and by 2008 was poised to become Prime Minister. It never happened. He describes what he learned from his bruising defeat about compromise and the necessity of bridging differences in a pluralist society. A reflective, compelling account of modern politics as it really is
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
Print version record
Subject Ignatieff, Michael.
Liberal Party of Canada -- Biography.
Political culture -- Canada.
Politicians -- Canada -- Biography.
Canada -- Politics and government -- 1980-
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0345813286
067472965X (e-book)
9780674729650 (e-book)
(cloth ;) (alk. paper)