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The Resource When the facts change : essays, 1995-2010, Tony Judt ; edited and introduced by Jennifer Homans

When the facts change : essays, 1995-2010, Tony Judt ; edited and introduced by Jennifer Homans

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When the facts change : essays, 1995-2010
Title
When the facts change
Title remainder
essays, 1995-2010
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Tony Judt ; edited and introduced by Jennifer Homans
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Language
eng
Summary
"In an age in which the lack of independent public intellectuals has often been sorely lamented, the historian Tony Judt played a rare and valuable role, bringing together history and current events, Europe and America, what was and what is with what should be. In When the Facts Change, Tony Judt's widow and fellow historian Jennifer Homans has assembled an essential collection of the most important and influential pieces written in the last fifteen years of Judt's life, the years in which he found his voice in the public sphere. Included are seminal essays on the full range of Judt's concerns, including Europe as an idea and in reality, before 1989 and thereafter; Israel, the Holocaust and the Jews; American hyperpower and the world after 9/11; and issues of social inclusion and social justice in an age of increasing inequality. Judt was at once most at home and in a state of what he called internal exile from his native England, from Europe, and from America, and he finally settled in New York--between them all. He was a historian of the twentieth century acutely aware of the dangers of ethnic exceptionalism, and if he was shaped by anything, it was the Jewish past and his own secularism. His essays on Israel ignited a firestorm debate for their forthright criticisms of Israeli government polices relating to the Palestinians and the occupied territories. Those crucial pieces are published here in book form for the first time, including an essay, never previously published, called 'What Is to Be Done?' These pieces are suffused with a deep compassion for the Israeli dilemma, a compassion that instilled in Judt a sense of responsibility to speak out and try to find a better path, away from what he saw as a road to ruin. When the Facts Change also contains Judt's homages to the culture heroes who were some of his greatest inspirations: Amos Elon, Francois Furet, Leszek Kolakowski, and perhaps above all Albert Camus, who never accepted the complacent view that the problem of evil couldn't lie within us as well as outside us. Included here too is a magnificent two-part essay on the social and political importance of railway travel to our modern conception of a good society; as well as the urgent text of 'What Is Living and What Is Dead in Social Democracy,' the final public speech of his life, delivered from a wheelchair after he had been stricken with a terrible illness; and a tender and wise dialogue with his then-teenage son, Daniel, about the different outlooks and burdens of their two generations. To read When the Facts Change is to miss Tony Judt's voice terribly, but to cherish it for what it was, and still is: a wise, human, deeply informed view on our most pressing concerns, delivered in good faith. "--
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Judt, Tony
Dewey number
907.2
Index
index present
LC call number
D16.8
LC item number
.J77 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1960-
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Homans, Jennifer
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  • Judt, Tony
  • Judt, Tony
  • History
  • Historiography
  • History
  • Historiography
  • Historians
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
  • HISTORY / Essays
Label
When the facts change : essays, 1995-2010, Tony Judt ; edited and introduced by Jennifer Homans
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: In Good Faith -- Part One 1989: Our Age -- Chapter I Downhill All the Way -- Chapter II Europe: The Grand Illusion -- Chapter III Crimes and Misdemeanors -- Chapter IV Why the Cold War Worked -- Chapter V Freedom and Freedonia -- Part Two Israel, the Holocaust, and the Jews -- Chapter VI The Road to Nowhere -- Chapter VII Israel: The Alternative -- Chapter VIII A Lobby, Not a Conspiracy -- Chapter IX The "Problem of Evil" in Postwar Europe -- Chapter X Fictions on the Ground -- Chapter XI Israel Must Unpick Its Ethnic Myth -- Chapter XII Israel Without Cliches -- Chapter XIII What Is to Be Done? -- Part Three 9/11 and the New World Order -- Chapter XIV On the Plague -- Chapter XV Its Own Worst Enemy -- Chapter XVI The Way We Live Now -- Chapter XVII Anti-Americans Abroad -- Chapter XVIIIThe New World Order -- Chapter XIX Is the UN Doomed? -- Chapter XX What Have We Learned, if Anything? -- Part Four The Way We Live Now -- Chapter XXI The Glory of the Rails -- Chapter XXII Bring Back the Rails! -- Chapter XXIII The Wrecking Ball of Innovation -- Chapter XXIV What Is Living and What Is Dead in Social Democracy? -- Chapter XXV Generations in the Balance -- Part Five In the Long Run We Are All Dead -- Chapter XXVI Francois Furet (1927-1997) -- Chapter XXVII Amos Elon (1926-2009) -- Chapter XXVIII Leszek Kolakowski (1927-2009) -- Chronological List of Tony Judt's Published Essays and Criticism -- Index
Control code
881094068
Dimensions
24cm
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9781594206009
Lccn
2014032948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)881094068
Label
When the facts change : essays, 1995-2010, Tony Judt ; edited and introduced by Jennifer Homans
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: In Good Faith -- Part One 1989: Our Age -- Chapter I Downhill All the Way -- Chapter II Europe: The Grand Illusion -- Chapter III Crimes and Misdemeanors -- Chapter IV Why the Cold War Worked -- Chapter V Freedom and Freedonia -- Part Two Israel, the Holocaust, and the Jews -- Chapter VI The Road to Nowhere -- Chapter VII Israel: The Alternative -- Chapter VIII A Lobby, Not a Conspiracy -- Chapter IX The "Problem of Evil" in Postwar Europe -- Chapter X Fictions on the Ground -- Chapter XI Israel Must Unpick Its Ethnic Myth -- Chapter XII Israel Without Cliches -- Chapter XIII What Is to Be Done? -- Part Three 9/11 and the New World Order -- Chapter XIV On the Plague -- Chapter XV Its Own Worst Enemy -- Chapter XVI The Way We Live Now -- Chapter XVII Anti-Americans Abroad -- Chapter XVIIIThe New World Order -- Chapter XIX Is the UN Doomed? -- Chapter XX What Have We Learned, if Anything? -- Part Four The Way We Live Now -- Chapter XXI The Glory of the Rails -- Chapter XXII Bring Back the Rails! -- Chapter XXIII The Wrecking Ball of Innovation -- Chapter XXIV What Is Living and What Is Dead in Social Democracy? -- Chapter XXV Generations in the Balance -- Part Five In the Long Run We Are All Dead -- Chapter XXVI Francois Furet (1927-1997) -- Chapter XXVII Amos Elon (1926-2009) -- Chapter XXVIII Leszek Kolakowski (1927-2009) -- Chronological List of Tony Judt's Published Essays and Criticism -- Index
Control code
881094068
Dimensions
24cm
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9781594206009
Lccn
2014032948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)881094068

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