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Tony Judt was the Erich Maria Remarque Professor of European Studies at New York University, as well as the founder and director of the Remarque Institute, dedicated to creating an ongoing conversation between Europe and the United States. He was educated at King’s College, Cambridge, and the École Normale Supérieure, Paris, and also taught at Cambridge, Oxford, and Berkeley. Professor Judt was a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, The New Republic, The New York Times, and many journals across Europe and the United States. He is the author or editor of fifteen books, including Thinking the Twentieth Century, The Memory Chalet, Ill Fares the Land, Reappraisals: Reflections on the Forgotten Twentieth Century, and Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945, which was one of The New York Times Book Review’s Ten Best Books of 2005, the winner of the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He died in August 2010 at the age of sixty-two.
The events of my lifetime often are misunderstood by me, usually for lack of attention and lack of understanding of the background of these events. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Kathryn the Coder
From relevant scientific data, to deep and insightful ideas, this book empowers one not to parrot the ideology of any "ism", but to re-think what a "wealthy"... Read morePublished 6 months ago by 1instrument
This historian knew his history; I read this some time ago and like his other works the author knows his subjects. It's not a long
work and what he says is worth reading.
I was forced to read this book for a class, I have no real input in this book, I know I fell asleep multiple times!Published 8 months ago by James Tu
The most articulate and thoughtful work I have ever read. It is a sobering view of the challenges facing today's society. Read morePublished 13 months ago by A.L. Bass
The anger against injustice,unfairness and inequality burns through the prose at what the post-war European world has become. Read morePublished 15 months ago by technoguy
Just curious, but when you order a package on Thursday and pay the $3.99 upcharge for next day delivery and it doesn't show up until Monday the following week, how do I get my... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jeffrey
One of the best books that i read this year. Tony Judt is writing about the real social democracy. A very good bookPublished 17 months ago by FOTIS KOLLIAS
It has often been said that Americans know the value of everything and the worth of nothing. This book serves to historicize why precisely that is the case, and is also a clarion... Read morePublished 19 months ago by A Certain Bibliophile