Canadian politics

Michael Ignatieff on War

Michael Ignatieff  from 2004

Michael Ignatieff of Harvard University concluded, war had become “a spectacle”. It had transformed itself into a kind of “spectator sport”, one offering “the added thrill that it is real for someone, but not, happily, for the spectator”. Even for the participants, fighting no longer implied the prospect of dying for some abstract cause, since the very notion of “sacrifice in battle had become implausible or ironic”.

Does Michael ignatieff still think modern warfare a spectacle. And sacrifice in battle ” implausible” and “ironic”.

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