The thick of it

Chris Selley mourns for the original idea of Michael Ignatieff.

Perhaps he has designs on radically altering the Canadian landscape once he gets his majority, and figures the old guard knows better than him how to get it done. I’m not sure he’s right about that, but if that’s his theory, he might want to start lobbing some of those alterations into the public sphere for discussion. If anything makes me suspect he’s back in Canada simply in pursuit of power, or to cement his place in the history books, it’s not the Conservative attack ads or the fact that he uses the word “I” a lot. It’s his stunningly smooth transition into the idiocy that is Canadian federal politics-as-usual.

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