Synopses & Reviews
Since the early 1990s, Michael Ignatieff has traveled the world's war zones, from Bosnia to the West Bank, from Afghanistan to central Africa. The Warrior's Honor is a report and a reflection on what he has seen in the places where ethnic war has become a way of life. Ignatieff charts the rise of the new moral interventionists--the relief workers, reporters, delegates, and diplomats who believe that other people's misery is of concern to us all. And he brings us face-to-face with the new ethnic warriors--the warlords, gunmen, and paramilitaries--who have escalated postmodern war to an unprecedented level of savagery. Hard-hitting and passionate, The Warrior's Honor is a profound and searching exploration of the perils and obligations of moral citizenship in a world scarred by war and genocide.
"A prominent commentator on nationalism and ethnic violence reflects on the destructive power of ethnic warfare and the redemptive potential of modern universal human-rights culture. A Joycean call for awakening. "-Kirkus Reviews
*"A moving and superb discussion of the dilemmas of modern humanitarianism amidst modern cruelty."--William Shawcross
"A splid and beautifully written book. Honest, lucid, subtle, full of important information."--Conor Cruise O'Brien"
Compelling and penetrating."--The Boston Globe
"Ignatieff's argument is simple and, to my mind, irresistible."--Alan Ryan, The New York Times Book Review
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-195) and index.
About the Author
is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker
and The New York Review of Books
, among other publications and the author of many acclaimed books including Blood and Belonging, Isaiah Berlin, The Warrior's Honor, The Russian Album, The Needs of Strangers
, and Virtual War.
He lives in London and Cambridge, Massachusetts.