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  • Jennifer Homans, Judt’s widow … sets the tone with her perfectly pitched introduction … discussing Marx or the Marx brothers, the EU or UN, the Middle East or the social function of railways, Judt’s range and clarity are magisterial ... This is a welcome addition to Judt's oeuvre.

    Independent
  • His fierce intellect, erudition and a willingness to engage in controversy means that these essays have stood the test of time.

    Financial Times - Books of the Year
  • This posthumous collection ... covers not just his specialist subjects, France and Israel, btu also technology and transport, post-9/11 America and the intertwining of social democracy and capitalism. What underpins them all is a moral engagement with the topic and an overview of history as a malleable entity.

    New Statesman
  • A historian of rare subtlety and foresight ... Tony Judt was not only a great historian, he was also a great essayist and commentator on international politics ... The logic of his arguments, bolstered by a profusion of historical comparisons and moral reflections, make it hard to disagree with a word he wrote … All of Judt’s essays are written in good faith. They do not exaggerate or distort and, despite provocation, do not descend into cynicism or vitriol … I urge you to read this book.

    Spectator
  • For a man who died more than four years ago, Tony Judt remains remarkably prolific. During his lifetime he built a well-deserved reputation as one of the most combative, clear-sighted and illuminating historians of his generation… I am a Judt fan. In my view, almost everything he wrote, from his early books on the French Left in the mid-20th century to his piercing essays in the New York Review of Books, was distinguished by a remarkable acuity, honesty and intellectual insight.

    Literary Review

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