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Tony Judt
Tony Judt was born in London in 1948. He was educated at King's College, Cambridge and the École Normale Supérieure, Paris, and has taught at Cambridge, Oxford, Berkeley and New York University, where he is currently the Erich Maria Remarque Professor of European Studies and Director of the... show more



Tony Judt was born in London in 1948. He was educated at King's College, Cambridge and the École Normale Supérieure, Paris, and has taught at Cambridge, Oxford, Berkeley and New York University, where he is currently the Erich Maria Remarque Professor of European Studies and Director of the Remarque Institute, which is dedicated to the study of Europe and which he founded in 1995. The author or editor of twelve books, he is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, The New Republic, The New York Times and many other journals in Europe and the US. Professor Judt is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a Permanent Fellow of the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (Vienna). He is the author of "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.

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Birth date: January 01, 1948
Died: August 06, 2010
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The Boat Was My Friend
The Boat Was My Friend rated it 6 years ago
“By the end of the twentieth century the centrality of the Holocaust in Western European identity and memory seemed secure”. Even if memory remains somewhat… asymmetrical across European nations, even if this book was completed, ironically, just a few years before the fiscal crisis kicked off – wh...
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nouveau rated it 7 years ago
shit. goodreads.com has just updated their software and it's detecting I'm using a foreign computer. this website, once enclave of western culture is now riddled with chinese ideograms, and I can't escape ching-guo-bun-hua overwhelming my sensitive classical sensibilities with a tonal language. one ...
Datepalm
Datepalm rated it 7 years ago
Appropriately for a kind of Social Democrat Manifesto (there is even a chapter titled "What is to be done") this is nicely mild mannered. More interesting is the quick historical overview of the ideology of the welfare state and Judt's nicely contemptuous take on identity politics liberalism.
Book Thoughts
Book Thoughts rated it 7 years ago
I rate this book 3.5 stars. The first half I would give 3 stars, and the second half I would give 4 stars. The book is basically a collection of extended book review written by Judt dealing with 20th century European issues (with a healthy dose of the United States and Israel mixed in). The first...
Cheryl's books
Cheryl's books rated it 7 years ago
So far I am having trouble mustering the interest. It is well written, but the nostalgia is lost on me. It is best appreciated by the generation before me, and especially those with a connection to England and Europe. The links of personal experience to how it fits in with the broader narrative a...
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