Reappraisals: Reflections on the Forgotten Twentieth Century


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In Reappraisals award-winning historian Tony Judt argues that we have entered an 'age of forgetting', where we have set aside our immediate past before we could even begin to make sense of it. We have lost touch with generations of international policy debate, social thought and public-spirited social activism - and no longer even know how to discuss such concepts - and have forgotten the role once played by intellectuals in debating, transmitting and defending the ideas that shaped their time. Reappraisals is a road map ...

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Marilyn P

Apr 21, 2011

Excellent Source Material

Book was an excellent read and haas served as a wonderful source.


Oct 2, 2008

A great range of topics in modern history and modern intellectual history are covered in these readable essays. The book has a unity of tone and an important underlying theme, best described as a scepticism about claims to 'uniqueness' or 'exceptionalism'. The past is everywhere vividly recalled as a guide to the present.

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