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Ignatieff is interesting...

The sixties were definitely bizarre, but then fifties were even more so. And the seventies gave us Nixon. It also strikes me as bizarre that Iggy, son of the Canadian diplomat who first denied, and later exposed, Canada's secret chemical and biological weapons program, shared a room at Harvard with Eric Olson, son of the weapons scientist who was murdered by the CIA in 1953, while on LSD. In 2001 Ignatieff wrote an article about Olson for the NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2001/04/01/magazine/01OLSON.html?pagewanted=1 These days, it appears he's simplifying his past, because that's what politicians do. But it may not be the best thing for Canada.

Ann Diamond more than 13 years ago

Ignatieff and Canadian Identity

Ignatieff is important as a public figure and not just a politician, because he has a view of society that is far more expansive than most. He can speak to Canadian people and their ideas and feelings about identity, that identifies is overtly and subtley in the fabric of our nation. It is something that Canadians don't always recognize, because they see themselves as second to the U.S. Ignatieff can help to make Candians respect themselves and what is a part of the culture that we know and that we decide represents us in the mosaic of Canadian culture and society.

Keir more than 13 years ago