Since the early 1990s, Michael Ignatieff has traveled the world's war zones, from Bosnia to the West Bank, from Afghanistan to central Africa. The Warrior's Honor is a report and a reflection on what he has seen in the places where ethnic war has become a way of life. Ignatieff charts the rise of the new moral interventionists--the relief workers, reporters, delegates, and diplomats who believe that other people's misery is of concern to us all. And he brings us face-to-face with the new ethnic warriors--the warlords, gunmen, and paramilitaries--who have escalated postmodern war to an unprecedented level of savagery. Hard-hitting and passionate, The Warrior's Honor is a profound and searching exploration of the perils and obligations of moral citizenship in a world scarred by war and genocide.
Praise for The Warrior's Honor
“*A moving and superb discussion of the dilemmas of modern humanitarianism amidst modern cruelty.” —William Shawcross
“A splid and beautifully written book. Honest, lucid, subtle, full of important information.” —Conor Cruise O'Brien
“Compelling and penetrating.” —The Boston Globe
“Ignatieff's argument is simple and, to my mind, irresistible.” —Alan Ryan, The New York Times Book Review