Post War, Tony Judt
Monday, October 23, 2017
When Tony Judt died in 2010, we lost a thinker, a writer, a historian. He made European history read like a novel, as though we had to finish the book to find out the ending, even though we knew, before we started, that the Berlin Wall fell, the Soviet Union dissolved and the European Union produced an integrated market. While Judt’s later works, The Memory Chalet and Ill Fares the Land, represent his personal legacy, and while his personal views are also present in this book, Post-War is a masterful collection of facts, woven together in a compelling narrative. Judt was also the founder of the Remarque Institute at New York University.