Spanning over time
Thinking the Twentieth Century Tony Judt, Timothy Snyder
William Heinemann (February 2, 2012) £16.10
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Tony Judt is regarded as a brilliant historian and an indomitable public critic. Thinking the Twentieth Century comes out as his final book. Judt has spanned the era of twentieth century with unprecedented clarity and insight, listing the triumphs and failures of prominent intellectuals. The nature of this work is structured in a series of intimate conversations between Judt and his friend and fellow historian Timothy Snyder, grounded in the texts of the time and focused by the intensity of their vision. The book revisits the forgotten ideas of the last century and scrutinizes the current fashionable trends, thus arguing for the kind of future we should strive for. is about the life of the mind-- and the mindful life.