Ill Fares The Land by Tony JudtIll Fares The Land by Tony Judt

Ill Fares The Land

byTony Judt

Paperback | March 29, 2011

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A gift to the next generation of engaged citizens, from one of our most celebrated intellectuals.

As the economic collapse of 2008 made clear, the social contract that defined postwar life in Europe and America-the guarantee of security, stability, and fairness-is no longer guaranteed; in fact, it's no longer part of the common discourse. Tony Judt, one of our leading historians and thinkers, offers the language we need to address our common needs, rejecting the nihilistic individualism of the far Right and the debunked socialism of the past. In reintroducing alternatives to the status quo, Judt invigorates our political conversation, furnishing the tools necessary to imagine a new form of governance and a better way of life.
Tony Judt was the Erich Maria Remarque Professor of European Studies at New York University, as well as the founder and director of the Remarque Institute, dedicated to creating an ongoing conversation between Europe and the United States. He was educated at King’s College, Cambridge, and the École Normale Supérieure, Paris, and also t...
Title:Ill Fares The LandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.73 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:March 29, 2011Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143118765

ISBN - 13:9780143118763

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read An erudite scholar's plaintive lament for the state of our world in light of the preceding century. (This is a work by an academic but it not a rigorous academic work; don't expect many citations.)
Date published: 2017-04-07