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Thinking the Twentieth Century by Tony Judt with Timothy Snyder. William Heinemann, €31.50. Reviewed by Patrick Freyne.
Tony Judt was the British author of the historical masterwork Postwar, who died last year after a struggle with motor neurone disease. In the last few years of his life, Judt published two fascinating books: the passionate social democratic polemic, Ill Fares the Land, and The Memory Chalet, a book of autobiographical essays written in the last ravages of his disease.
Thinking the Twentieth Century is Judt's final book and his last word on a...
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