Tony Judt: A Final Victory by Jennifer Homans | The New York Review of Books

by peterjukes

We all remember what we believe in most, and Tony had an astounding memory for facts and history. As I listened from the kitchen, as I often did, I was amazed by his range and command, as he talked of the intricacies of turn-of-the-century politics, the intellectual origins of fascism, and the fate of right-wing thought in postwar democracies. I was used to Tony’s brilliance, but also to his control: now he was letting all the barriers down.

via Tony Judt: A Final Victory by Jennifer Homans | The New York Review of Books.

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