Monday, August 16, 2010

A Historian Remembered

Tony Judt, a Professor of History at NYU and perhaps one of the most important contemporary European historians and political critics passed away earlier this month. I believe the Guardian's obit is most imformative of the major new outlets. Prior to his death from the effects amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the majority of his writing consisted of a series of essays for the New York Review of Books and which culminated in a new and final book published earlier this year, Ill Fares the Land, which I am currently reading. Here he is on Charlie Rose discussing his 2005 book, Postwar, which I voraciously ingested last summer.

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