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Remembered Past: John Lukacs On History Historians & Historical Knowledge Paperback – March 31, 2005
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Lukacs can be called a Hitler/Churchill specialist, and he can mine a lot of useful lessons out of these chaotic years. He also decries the attempts to make history a science, with a deterministic bent, a belief that he illustrates with enough examples to show you what is at stake - the belief in Free Will, no less (Lukacs is a Catholic - see his review of Hochhuts' "The Vicar" from a Catholic perspective, that only someone who expects great things from the Catholic Church can decry its actions in World War II, and that in the end Pius XII did not have enough faith in his Faith or in his mission).
You get descriptions of Buddapest at the turn of the century, and of Philadelphia (he remembers the once famous Philadelphia essayist Anges Repplier and I hope that this helps brings her back in print). You get reviews of histories and historians, some of which he approves and some not (He does not think much of Hannah Arendt and tells you why, and he admires Simone Weil unreservedly).
I could go on forever, but the gist is, buy it, it is the best use you could make of your $18.00