Fire and Ashes

Fire and Ashes

Success and Failure in Politics

Book - 2013
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Michael Ignatieff reflects on his time spent serving as Liberal Party leader of Canada.
Publisher: Toronto : Random House Canada, 2013
ISBN: 9780345813268
Branch Call Number: 971.073092 Ignat
Characteristics: xiii, 209 p


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kbo90 Mar 14, 2015

Ignatieff comes off looking like a compassionate, caring individual - which his book says is exactly what got in the way of him becoming the Prime Minister. Is it true? I'm not sure, but none the less I enjoyed this romp through Ignatieff's years in Canadian politics a great deal.

Dec 29, 2014

A must read. Even though this book follows Federal politics, it most definitely applies to local civic Vancouver politics. (NPA candidate's "standing" was attacked by Vision for : living outside of Van, for example) Attacking an opponents "standing" instead of platform was articulated with precision.

SCLOWATER May 20, 2014

Fairly interesting book. Easy read.

Oct 30, 2013

Very well written, with many candid insights and admissions to his faults and personal responsibilty for his defeat. Should be mandatory reading for all politicans and political wannabes of all political parties and at all levels of Cdn government from City Hall to Parliment Hill.


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AnarchyintheLC Jan 12, 2016

While a painter's medium is paint, a politician's medium is time: he must adapt, ceaselessly, to its sudden, unexpected and brutal changes. An intellectual may be interested in ideas and policies for their own sake, but a politician's interest is exclusively in the question of whether an idea's time has come. When we call politics the art of the possible, we mean the art of knowing what is possible here and now.

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