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Michael Ignatieff quotes (16)

All war aims for impunity.
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How do you keep war accountable to the American people when war becomes invisible and virtual?
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I distinguish, between nationalism and patriotism.
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I think no one could have made peace in Bosnia besides Holbrooke.
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I was with the U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali on the day that Srebrenica fell, which happened to be a huge historical turning point in the Bosnian war.
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It's good for people to believe in causes larger than themselves.
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Patriotism is strong nationalistic feeling for a country whose borders and whose legitimacy and whose ethnic composition is taken for granted.
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The wars of the future will be fought by computer technicians and by lawyers and high-altitude specialists, and that may mean war will be increasingly abstract, hard to think about and hard to control.
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There are lots of nations in the world or national peoples who don't yet have states. They're inside someone else's state and they want a state of their own.
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There's a civic nationalism in Britain and dozens of other countries.
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There's a financial cost, but the only costs that are ever real are the costs of our soldiers.
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There's a way in which these guys all think absolutely media, day and night. Access is what it's all about, so they spin 24 hours a day and that's a problem.
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There's intense national feeling in America that could be called patriotism.
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We wanted this war and now we've got it, and I'm not sure that we know what to do with it.
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What we want is to become masters in our own house.
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Your generation and mine have had very little real experience; we've been severed from the direct experience of war by some very good things. By the end of the draft, and by the defeat in Vietnam.
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