Thinking the Twentieth Century

Thinking the Twentieth Century

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Overview

"Ideas crackle" in this triumphant final book of Tony Judt, taking readers on "a wild ride through the ideological currents and shoals of 20th century thought.” (Los Angeles Times)

One of our most brilliant historians, Tony Judt brings the past century vividly to life in this unprecedented and original history. Structured as a series of intimate conversations between Judt and his friend and fellow historian Timothy Snyder, Thinking the Twentieth Century presents the triumphs and the failures of the twentieth century's most prominent intellectuals and their ideas, guiding readers through the debates that defined our world. Spanning an era with unprecedented clarity and insight, Thinking the Twentieth Century is a tour de force: a masterful analysis of the life of the mind and an unforgettable guide to leading the mindful life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143123040
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/29/2013
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 276,289
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Tony Judt (1948–2010) was the author or editor of fifteen books, including The Memory Chalet and Postwar, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He was the director and founder of the Remarque Institute and a professor at New York University.

Timothy Snyder is a professor of history at Yale University and the author of five award-winning books, most recently Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

Table of Contents

Foreword (Timothy Snyder) ix

1 The Name Remains: Jewish Questioner 1

2 London and Language: English Writer 46

3 Familial Socialism: Political Marxist 75

4 King's and Kibbutzim: Cambridge Zionist 106

5 Paris, California: French Intellectual 140

6 Generation of Understanding: East European Liberal 195

7 Unities and Fragments: European Historian 249

8 Age of Responsibility: American Moralist 284

9 The Banality of Good: Social Democrat 331

Afterword (Tony Fudt) 389

Works Discussed 399

Index 405

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