Tony Judt Quotes

History can show you that it was one pile of bad stuff after another. It can also show you that there's been tremendous progress in knowledge, behaviour, laws, civilisation. It cannot show you that there was a meaning behind it.

 
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Tony Judt
Tony Judt
  • Born: January 2, 1948
  • Died: August 6, 2010
  • Nationality: English, American
  • Profession: Historian; Erich Maria Remarque Professor In European Studies At New York University

Tony Robert Judt, FBA was an English-American historian, essayist and university professor who specialised in European history. Judt moved to New York and served as the Erich Maria Remarque Professor in European Studies at New York University, and Director of NYU's Erich Maria Remarque Institute. He was a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books. In 1996 Judt was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 2007 a corresponding Fellow of the British Academy.