Reappraisals by Tony Judt audiobook

Reappraisals: Reflections on the Forgotten Twentieth Century

By Tony Judt
Read by James Adams

Blackstone Publishing 9781616802950
16.89 Hours Unabridged
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The accelerating changes of the past generation have been accompanied by a similarly accelerated amnesia. The twentieth century has become “history” at an unprecedented rate. The world of 2007 is so utterly unlike that of even 1987, much less any earlier time, that we have lost touch with our immediate past even before we have begun to make sense of it—and the results are proving calamitous. In less than a generation, the headlong advance of globalization, with its geographical shifts of emphasis and influence, has altered structures of thought that had been essentially unchanged since the European industrial revolution. We have lost touch with a century of social thought and socially motivated activism. In Reappraisals, Tony Judt resurrects the key aspects of the world we have lost in order to remind us how important they still are to us now and to our hopes for the future.

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Summary

The accelerating changes of the past generation have been accompanied by a similarly accelerated amnesia. The twentieth century has become “history” at an unprecedented rate. The world of 2007 is so utterly unlike that of even 1987, much less any earlier time, that we have lost touch with our immediate past even before we have begun to make sense of it—and the results are proving calamitous.

In less than a generation, the headlong advance of globalization, with its geographical shifts of emphasis and influence, has altered structures of thought that had been essentially unchanged since the European industrial revolution. We have lost touch with a century of social thought and socially motivated activism. In Reappraisals, Tony Judt resurrects the key aspects of the world we have lost in order to remind us how important they still are to us now and to our hopes for the future.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Exhilarating...brave and forthright.” New York Times Book Review
“By turns fascinating [and] edifying...Judt is one of our foremost historians of Europe, an elegant writer and subtle thinker.” Los Angeles Times
“Perhaps the greatest single collection of thinking on the political, diplomatic, social, and cultural history of the past century.” Forbes
“As a fascinating exploration of the world we have recently lost—for good or bad, or both—this collection…cannot be bested.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Judt is the finest, but not least controversial, working historian of twentieth-century and current-day Europe. This amorphous collection spans a dozen years of book reviews and essays, each provocative and...brilliant.” School Library Journal
“Scholarly and polemical pieces, most with very sharp edges…An educative, intelligent voice urges us to attend to history and the life of the mind.” Kirkus Reviews

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 16.89
Audience: Adult
Language: English