Blood And Belonging: Journeys into the New Nationalism

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9780099590163: Blood And Belonging: Journeys into the New Nationalism

With The Warrior's Honor and Virtual War, Blood & Belonging forms part of the acclaimed trilogy by Michael Ignatieff on the face of modern conflict.

In 1993 Michael Ignatieff set out on a journey to the former Yugoslavia, the Ukraine, Germany, Quebec, Kurdistan and Northern Ireland in order to explore the many faces of modern nationalism at its worst.

Modern nationalism is a language of blood: a call to arms that can end in the horror of ethnic cleansing. But it is also a language of belonging: a call to come home. In Blood & Belonging Michael Ignatieff explores both sides of nationalism in a personal odyssey that begins in the nightmare of the former Yugoslavia and ends with his return to his adopted homeland, Great Britain's disunited kingdom.

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"An immensely impressive meditation on the post-Cold War period... powerful and subtle" Library Journal "None of us should ignore this book. Its message is too important, too disturbing for it to pass us by" -- Julia Neuberger "Blood & Belonging performs an important service" New York Times "Ignatieff is a reporter and thinker, and both his reportage and reflections are useful and often illuminating" Los Angeles Times

About the Author:

Michael Ignatieff is internationally renowned both as a commentator on moral, ethical and political issues and as a novelist. His novel Scar Tissue was short listed for the Booker Prize in 1993, and his non-fiction works include a biography of Isaiah Berlin, and four books on ethnic war and intervention: Blood and Belonging, The Warrior's Honour, Virtual War and the recent Empire Lite: Nation Building in Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan.

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