The best thing about any new interview with Michael Ignatieff: discovering new words you didn’t previously know existed.

Update. Oddly enough, the magazine has just now received a letter from Grace in Ottawa (Hi Grace!) objecting to this writer’s attempt to use the term “coronate,” which, she argues, is not actually a word. Merriam-Webster and the Columbia Guide to Standard American English would seem to be on my side, but I admit I could have just as easily used the term “crown.”

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