The New York Review of Magazines

Judt Surveys the Land

Tony Judt’s column in the current issue of the New York Review of Books is excerpted from his new book, Ill Fares the Land. His ongoing series of memoirs on the NY Review (starting January 14th) has been an enjoyable and provoking mix of the personal and political. Judt, director of the Remarque Institute at NYU and author of Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945, is a true public intellectual. Although most of what’s excerpted here has probably been said by others, Judt’s clear-headed lack of apology for taking a political stance is refreshing. Some of the charts correlating inequality with other conditions are interesting as well. Ali Gharib writes more on his post.

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