Thinking the Twentieth Century
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"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.
Publishers Weekly Review
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Excellent intellectual conversation
Formatted as dialogue between two superb historians and observers of a range of past and present concerns in Europe and the United States. accessible with some very cogent discussions of the practice of history - which may be a bit inside baseballish for some. Partic enjoyed his willingness to expose the great faux intellectuals/shills such as David Brooks & Thomas Friedman.