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    DescriptionThis thought provoking book uncovers a crisis in the political imagination, a wide-spread failure to provide the passionate sense of community in which our need for belonging can be met. Seeking the answers to fundamental questions, Michael Ignatieff writes vividly both about ideas and about the people who tried to live by them--from Augustine to Bosch, from Rosseau to Simone Weil. Incisive and moving, The Needs of Strangers returns philosophy to its proper place, as a guide to the art of being human.

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    The Needs of Strangers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Ignatieff
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 156
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 150 g
    ISBN 13: 9780312281809
    ISBN 10: 0312281803

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25220
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BISAC V2.8: PHI005000
    BIC subject category V2: HPQ
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: JF
    BISAC V2.8: PHI019000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000
    DC21: 303.372
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 303.3/72, 303.372
    LC classification: HM665 .I46 2001, HM665.I46
    Thema V1.0: QDTQ, JB, QDTS
    Edition statement
    Picador USA.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    St Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    St Martin's Press
    Publication date
    01 June 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Michael Ignatieff is a frequent contributor to "The New Yorker "and" The New "York "Review of Books," among other publications, and the author of many acclaimed books, including "Blood and Belonging, Isaiah Berlin, Virtual War, The Warrior's Honor, " and" The Russian Album." He lives in London and Cambridge, Massachusetts.
    Review quote
    "Ignatieff has invoked the understanding, the wisdom, and the eloquence of some of the seminal thinkers in the Western tradition to help revive a sense of what we are or should be talking about when we talk about the needs of strangers."--Merle Rubin, "Christian Science Monitor" "A very eloquent meditation . . . on what we need to be human and how in our society those 'with resources and those in need remain strangers to each other.'"--Des Christy, "The Guardian" (London) "Unusual, beautifully written and profoundly thoughtful."--Bernard Crick, " New Statesman" "Ignatieff writes in urgent prose that even, at times, sounds a little evangelistic; and he will convince many people, in highly readable fashion, that the ideas being discussed really matter, that they are important to argue over; and that passion is admirable, because they do, and they are."--Salman Rushdie, "Manchester Guardian Weekly"""