Time to ‘fess up: Michael Ignatieff

Michael Ignatieff has a good article in the NY Times Sunday.  Here’s the link. (Registration required for now). 

He’s something of an historian, liberal public policy director, public thinker, Harvard professor, and potentially useful person to have around.   

He also made some strong arguments for the Iraq war and has come to change his thinking.

So, here’s September, 2003 then March, 2004, and now this past Sunday’s piece. 

It seems like most of us can be swept away by our fear of shame, our sense of honor, as well as believing in the conviction of moral action.  It happened to a majority of people leading up to the war.  It’s still happening to many people, including those on the left now.  By this I mean a fear of shame, a sense of honor, and not examining your own ideas because your own failure and the failure of others. 

This is not as easy as it seems.

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