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Memorials For Tony Judt

August 8, 2010

I will write my own commentary on Tony Judt’s passing in the near future. Having previously read and greatly appreciated his `Post War’ (a history of postwar Europe) I’ve spent a good part of the summer reading his works, including the recent small volume `Ill Fares The Land’ and a collection of his essays `Reappraisals’ (highly recommended). Beyond that, I reading stuff to which he refers. Recently finished French historian Marc Bloch’s `Strange Defeat’ and am about to crack Manes Sperber’s Trilogy `Like A Tear In The Ocean’. Judt leaves an interesting  legacy,… and represents the best of a fine tradition – that of a secular Jewish intellectual.

May he rest in peace. It might sound corny but his spirit will live on…through many of us. He leaves us a considerable intellectual work…and as important, an example to live up to.

Tony Judt Dies At the Age of 62 by Jim Wall

Tony Judt, Chronicler of History is Dead at 62 NY Times Obituary

Wealth Well-being and Change (in Open Democracy) by Tony Judt

Israel: The Alternative (Tony Judt’s critique of Zionism)

Historien britannique – Tony Judt.  Le Monde

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Juliet Wittman permalink
    August 10, 2010 3:44 pm

    Tony Judt’s death is a terrible, terrible loss. Now more than ever.

  2. August 25, 2010 7:58 pm

    A+ would read again

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