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The warrior's honour - ethnic war and the modern conscience
Michael Ignatieff
Paperback / softback
Chatto & Windus
UK Publication Date

Since the early 1990s, Michael Ignatieff has travelled the world's war zones, from Bosnia to the West Bank, from Afghanistan to central Africa. THE WARRIOR'S HONOUR is a report and a reflection on what he has seen in the places where ethnic war has become a way of life. In a series of vivid portraits, Ignatieff charts the rise of the new moral interventionists - the aid workers, reporters, peacekeepers, Red Cross delegates, and diplomats - who believe that other people's misery, no matter how far away, is of concern to us all. He brings us face to face with the new ethnic warriors-the warlords, gunmen, and paramilitaries-who have escalated post-modern war to an unprecedented level of savagery. And he draws, from the encounter of these two groups, dramatic and startling realisations about the ambiguous ethics of engagement, the limted force of moral justice in a world of war, and the inevitable clash between those who defend tribal and national loyalties and those who speak the universalist language of human rights. Hard-hitting, passionate, urgent, THE WARRIOR'S HONOUR is a profound and searching exploration of the troubled connection between the zones of safety and the zones of danger that configure the modern

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