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Michael Ignatieff Warns Against the Politics of Enemies Democracy Paradox

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Democracy is the stage in which we mount the battle for power and we fight out our competing visions of what would be good for a society. But at the same time, the most dangerous of all things we try to do in a democracy is argue about what is democratic and what is undemocratic.
Michael Ignatieff

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A full transcript is available at www.democracyparadox.com.

Michael Ignatieff is a historian and former Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. He has served as rector and president of Central European University, and is the author, most recently, of On Consolation: Finding Solace in Dark Times. He recently wrote, "The Politics of Enemies" in the Journal of Democracy.

Key Highlights
IntroductionWhat is democracy? 3:15Role of Politicians - 18:05January 6th - 21:06The Politics of Enemies - 23:51Consolation After Electoral Losses - 34:55
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"The Politics of Enemies" by Michael Ignatieff in the Journal of Democracy

On Consolation: Finding Solace in Dark Times by Michael Ignatieff

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Democracy is the stage in which we mount the battle for power and we fight out our competing visions of what would be good for a society. But at the same time, the most dangerous of all things we try to do in a democracy is argue about what is democratic and what is undemocratic.
Michael Ignatieff

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Make a one-time Donation to Democracy Paradox.

A full transcript is available at www.democracyparadox.com.

Michael Ignatieff is a historian and former Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. He has served as rector and president of Central European University, and is the author, most recently, of On Consolation: Finding Solace in Dark Times. He recently wrote, "The Politics of Enemies" in the Journal of Democracy.

Key Highlights
IntroductionWhat is democracy? 3:15Role of Politicians - 18:05January 6th - 21:06The Politics of Enemies - 23:51Consolation After Electoral Losses - 34:55
Key Links

"The Politics of Enemies" by Michael Ignatieff in the Journal of Democracy

On Consolation: Finding Solace in Dark Times by Michael Ignatieff

Learn more about Michael Ignatieff

Democracy Paradox Podcast

Jason Brownlee Believes We Underestimate Democratic Resilience

Jeremi Suri on America’s Unfinished Fight for Democracy

More Episodes from the Podcast

More Information

Democracy Group

Apes of the State created all Music

Email the show at jkempf@democracyparadox.com

Follow on Twitter @DemParadox, Facebook, Instagram @democracyparadoxpodcast

100 Books on Democracy
Democracy Paradox is part of the Amazon Affiliates Program and earns commissions on items purchased from links to the Amazon website. All links are to recommended books discussed in the podcast or referenced in the blog.
Support the show

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