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4.0 out of 5 stars An outstanding new look at Europe's darkest hour since 1945
This new book by Michael Ignatieff sheds new light on the Kosovo War. Rather than the simple commentary that marks many accounts of current affairs, the author instead presents both a factual account of the conduct of both sides involved in the conflict, as well as an intelligent dicussion of the the issues surrounding the use of force for humanitarian reasons in the...
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3.0 out of 5 stars A good account of the war over Kosovo
This book represents a good account of the war over Kosovo. However, Ignatieff stays a journalist and not a scholar, and his comments on the RMA nad media involvemnet are very superficial. An average read.
Published on 25 Nov 2001 by Ivan Zverzhanovski


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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An outstanding new look at Europe's darkest hour since 1945, 24 May 2001
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This review is from: Virtual War (Paperback)
This new book by Michael Ignatieff sheds new light on the Kosovo War. Rather than the simple commentary that marks many accounts of current affairs, the author instead presents both a factual account of the conduct of both sides involved in the conflict, as well as an intelligent dicussion of the the issues surrounding the use of force for humanitarian reasons in the post-Cold War era. These are interspersed with touchingly personal insights into the problems of Balkans, and descriptions of the big players in the conflict, and their relationships with each other and the region. The only drawback is the authors obvious affinity for the United States, though this is somewhat offset by his otherwise frank appraisal of NATOs action. However, this does little to mar what is otherwise an indispensible guide for anyone wishing to learn about Kosovo and humanitarian intervention. A great read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A good account of the war over Kosovo, 25 Nov 2001
This book represents a good account of the war over Kosovo. However, Ignatieff stays a journalist and not a scholar, and his comments on the RMA nad media involvemnet are very superficial. An average read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars an excellent summary of the Kosovo war, 30 May 2001
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A new and refreshing insight into the Kosovan war, as well as an entertaining read. Ignatieff displays so much skill in writing contemporary historical books and it was the most interesting read on the subject I have yet come across. However, he does look at the war very much from the perspective of the West, especially the US, and seems to draw his conclusions solely from this. Yet overall I would recommend this as appealing to almost anyone interested in the subject, even if only slightly.
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