What Ignatieff is reading
The Liberal leader has given some book recommendations to Foreign Policy magazine, which named him one of the world's top 100 thinkers a few weeks ago. Here's what he has to say about his picks (both Canadian authors.)
Angels and Ages by Adam Gopnik: "An absolutely wonderful book about the liberal temperament."
Fearful Symmetry: The Rise and Fall of Canada's Founding Values by Brian Lee Crowley "It's an attack on everything I believe, so it's very bracing and interesting.... He's saying that Canadian liberalism has damaged Canada, and as the Liberal Party leader I have to disagree. But it's very intelligent and it's very important to take your adversaries seriously, so I'm taking him seriously."