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'Ill Fares the Land' by Tony Judt
'Ill Fares the Land' by Tony Judt

"Ill Fares the Land" is a remarkably compelling book made all the more so by the remarkable circumstances surrounding its composition. Its author, British-born Tony Judt, is our preeminent historian of postwar Europe, a scholar of remarkable breadth and erudition and one of the West's foremost and most outspoken public intellectuals. Educated at Cambridge and at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and currently university professor and head of the Remarque Institute of European Studies at New York University, Judt is by conviction a man of the left, though a formidable independence of mind seems to have rendered him impervious to orthodoxy. In his youth, for...

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