Thursday, October 29, 2009

Behind the Scenes at 22 Minutes With Michael Ignatieff

Despite the beating in the press, I still believe in Michael Ignatieff. The Liberals did not pick the wrong leader, as some are now suggesting. It wouldn't matter who they picked, the Reform-Conservatives would run gruelling attack ads against them.

I once thought that Canadians were too smart to fall for this crap, but maybe Leo Strauss was right. Maybe we're just the ignorant masses who must be controlled. His theory seems to be working for the new Canadian neo-conservative movement. I must admit I never thought we'd ever buy into this stuff.

A little information about Michael Ignatieff who is not 'just visiting', but a well known intellectual and author. Even President Obama has read several of his books.


"After high school, Ignatieff studied history at the University of Toronto's Trinity College. There, he met fellow student Bob Rae, from University College, who was a debating opponent and fourth-year roommate. After completing his undergraduate degree, Ignatieff took up his studies at the University of Oxford, where he studied, and was influenced by, the well-known historian and philosopher Isaiah Berlin, about whom he would later write. While an undergraduate at the University of Toronto, he was a part-time reporter for The Globe and Mail in 1964–65. In 1976, Ignatieff completed his Ph.D in History at Harvard University."

Incomplete list of Honorary Doctorates.

Bishop's University in Lennoxville, Quebec in 1995
University of Stirling in Stirling, Scotland (D.Univ) on June 28, 1996
Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario (LL.D) on October 25, 2001
University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario (D.Litt) on October 26, 2001
University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick (D.Litt) in 2001
McGill University in Montreal, Quebec (D.Litt) on June 17, 2002
University of Regina in Regina, Saskatchewan (LL.D) om May 28, 2003
Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington (LL.D) in 2004
Niagara University in Lewiston, New York, USA (DHL) May 21, 2006

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