POSTED RESPONSES TO A COLUMN BY MICHAEL IGNATIEFF IN TORONTO'S GLOBE AND MAIL
No, Michael Ignatieff, you have not "allowed" your enemies to caricature you.
It is you who have caricatured a politician.
And it is you who have caricatured being a thoughtful and honest man.
You gave the nasty bunch of frat boys in Harper's government the ammunition: They just loaded it into a big gun and fired.
And, please, will you stop your tiresome post-losing apologias?
They are almost as annoying as you were as appointed leader, and they are so poorly constructed in logic and force of argument, they make all people wonder how you ever were once regarded as a serious intellectual.
I'm not a betting man, but I would bet on this.
Were Harvard to come up with a new offer of cushy sinecure with a high-blown title, I'd bet good old Ignatieff would grab at it before a full heartbeat passed.
Just think, he would be relieved of the embarrassment and shame of his political catastrophe in Canada. He could quit writing pap like this piece.
And he could go back and be received with open arms to serve in the role he long played at Harvard, pseudo-liberal speaking out on behalf of imperial America's brutal mass murder and interference in the lives of countless others – in other words, a high-price political prostitute.