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Remembering Tony Judt

Posted on the August 27th, 2010

The most extraordinary and admirable Tony Judt passed away early this month. This week The Globalist editors paid tribute to Judt by re-printing an article he wrote for them in 2006 on Europe (“In Memoriam: Tony Judt on the Future of Decadent Europe”  Aug 24, 2010).


If anything, the rush of many contemporary commentators and public figures, particularly in the United States, to ignore the political origins of the welfare state reflects poorly on their understanding of Europe’s difficult past…

Read the full piece here. (The video above is a brief presentation of Judt and his work).

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