March 8, 2002
From Tragedy and Bloodshed, Michael Ignatieff Draws Human-Rights Ideals
In diverse writings, he challenges those who would avoid taking responsibility
When Michael Ignatieff talks about conflict zones around the world in his seminar on "Human Rights, State Sovereignty, and Intervention," the main text is his own experience.
He has traveled, he wrote in his book The Warrior's Honor, "through the landscapes of modern ethnic war: to Serbia, Croatia, and Bosnia; to Rwanda, Burundi, Angola; and to Afghanistan." (He went to Kabul just two days after the Taliban seized power in 1996.) He has seen the ruins of bombed cities, dead bodies in