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Tony Judt


Francis Levy | Posted 09.03.2016 | Books
Francis Levy

Oliver Sacks the prominent neurologist who recently died, wrote about his own prosopagnosia which is the inability to recognize faces. But it was curious that he had an extraordinary ability to recognize and empathize with the conditions of his patients.

Judith Miller Clings to Her Own Stubborn Myths

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 06.07.2015 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

Judith Miller recently popped out of the Fox News bubble for a quick jaunt to the Wall Street Journal editorial page, the home base for John Bolton, Max Boot, and other neo-con hawks, to give her forthcoming book a little free advertising. In the process she attempts to whitewash her role as an influential pro-war voice in the lead-up to the Iraq War.

The Unrequited Love Affair Between Liberal Jews and an Illiberal Israel

Carlo Strenger | Posted 10.28.2014 | World
Carlo Strenger

Jewish liberals -- in Israel and the Diaspora -- need to realize that the time has come to stop mourning Israel's idealized image.

Over-Thinking the 20th Century -- A Book Review

Tom Alderman | Posted 04.23.2012 | Books
Tom Alderman

If you have a graduate degree in philosophy plus an additional one in economics, this book might be for you. Everybody else: lots of luck.

David Brooks's Anti-Poverty Program: "Bourgeois Paternalism"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 04.16.2012 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

Brooks writing about poverty is like a celibate writing about sex: it's something he knows nothing about.

Keeping it Public (If the Libraries Don't Sway You, the Blazing House Might)

Amy Traub | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics
Amy Traub

Last week, the New York Times reported on Library Systems & Services, a private, for-profit company that an increasing number of towns are contracting...

Tony Judt's Testimony on his Jewishness

Carlo Strenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Carlo Strenger

Tony Judt has been called a self-hating Jew by some of his critics. In reality he was proud to continue the Jewish tradition of irreverent, independen...

Only Imagine: Remembering Tony Judt

Lynn Parramore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lynn Parramore

Tony Judt, born and educated in Britain, pondered American culture and politics with the critical eye of an uncle whose affection was tempered by exasperation but buoyed by an undaunted belief in us.

We Need a New Language to Provide a Vision for a New Economy

Kevin Zeese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kevin Zeese

We are at a critical crossroads in history when many tens of millions see the corruption and unfairness of the current economy but do not know what to do about it.

What's for Lunch? The Judts

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

Big and little Judt exchanged a series of simpering bromides on the Times' op-ed page. This doesn't sound like any 15-year-old I've known. 15-year-olds don't sound like 62-year-olds, unless they are.

Tony Judt's Trojan Gift Horse

Andrew Pessin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andrew Pessin

Tony Judt advertises himself as offering a discussion of Israel "without clichés." But this generous offer is, clearly, one gift horse whose mouth should be looked into.

Why Israel Needs Helen Thomas

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Wolff

Helen Thomas expressed a cockeyed and impractical position about Israel--one held by much of the world--and lost her job because of it. This is a bor...

Anatomy Of Isolation: ALS Sufferer Tony Judt's Experience Of Night

The New York Review of Books | Tony Judt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The following piece, from the current issue of The New York Review of Books, is by Tony Judt, director of the Remarque Institute at NYU. It is the fir...