Five Best Political Memoirs

From a Wall Street Journal story by Rory Stewart headlined “Five Best: Political Memoirs”:

Fire and Ashes
By Michael Ignatieff (2013)

1. Michael Ignatieff—documentary maker, novelist, philosopher, biographer and academic—left his chair at Harvard for Canadian electoral politics when he was almost 60, following deliberately in the path of other intellectuals-turned-statesmen, from Vaclav Havel to Mario Vargas Llosa. Mr. Ignatieff was good looking, eloquent and able to integrate his learning and experience into a clear moral framework. Within two years he became the leader of Canada’s Liberal Party and by early 2011 looked set to be prime minister.