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All of the essays in the book, although previously published are first rate and readable as well.
In fact, the aspect of Judt's historical judgements that I found most interesting is how similar they are to those of libertarians and conservatives.
I highly recommend 'Reappraisals' to anyone interested in recent history - and in the future, however gloomy it might appear.
Mr. Judt surely will be required reading for future generations.
He keeps it interesting. I couldn't put this book down - both times I read it.
Tony Judt is in a brilliant and suggestive thinker and political analyst in the great european tradition of Raymond AronPublished 14 months ago by Rasbe
Tony Judt was a very good historian--one could even say a brilliant historian--but his commentaries on various thinkers and historical periods, and his comparisons of the U.S. Read morePublished 14 months ago by M. J. Newhouse
I'll give it four; the extravagant praise, though, I don't buy. Not sure what's 'forgotten' about the thinkers Judt gleefully dissects, from the preposterous (Althusser, Arendt,... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Simon Barrett
Part 1 of this book review comments on the general content and the author. Part 2 is about the author's thesis. Read morePublished on July 20, 2012 by Marc Riese
Of Tony Judt's other books, `Postwar' is best known. Tony was an unparalleled master of modern history, and of the English language. That alone gives me much reading pleasure. Read morePublished on December 11, 2011 by Palle E T Jorgensen
I happened upon this book in the "Last Chance" pile as I was picking up my wife and daughter from Books a Million in Katy, Texas. Read morePublished on July 14, 2011 by L. Glaesemann
There were a few good essays in this collection. The piece on Belgium was particularly strong and Judt's thoughts on Israel were always insightful. Read morePublished on June 27, 2011 by J. Smallridge