A murit istoricul Tony Judt, autorul celebrului "Postwar"

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Luni, 9 august 2010, 16:06 Actualitate | Cultură

Tony Judt
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Tony Judt, autorul volumului "Postwar", o istorie monumentala a Europei dupa cel de-al Doilea Razboi Mondial, si unul dintre cei mai importanti intelectuali din lume, a incetat din viata vinerea trecuta, la varsta de 62 de ani, transmite New York Times. Judt este cunoscut pentru comentariile sale polemice despre politica externa a Americii, situatia statului Israel si viitorul Europei.

Decesul sau a fost anuntat printr-un comunicat de la New York University, unde el a predat pentru multi ani. In septembrie 2008, el a fost diagnosticat cu "Scleroza laterala amiotrofica", cunoscuta si ca boala Lou Gehrig. In doar cateva luni, el a fost paralizat, putand sa comunice doar cu ajutor mecanic. In ciuda afectiunii, Judt a continuat sa tina discursuri si sa scrie.

Judt, care s-a nascut si crescut in Marea Britanie, a predat in universitati americane cea mai mare parte a carierei sale. Istoricul locuia in Manhattan.

El si-a inceput cariera ca specialist in istoria intelectualitatii franceze postbelice, iar in cea mai mare parte a vietii a reprezentat ideea intelectualului angajat.

In tinerete, Judt a fost un sionist de stanga declarat, pentru a deveni ulterior "un social-democrat universalist", suspicios fata de ideologiille de stanga si fata de rolul tot mai puternic al Statelor Unite ca singura superputere la nivel mondial.

In 2008, el a fost inclus in lista "Top 100 Public Intellectuals" realizata de Foreign Policy.

El este cunoscut pentru comentariile sale publicate in The New York Review of Books, The New Republic, The Times Literary Supplement si The London Review of Books.

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  • 0 (0 voturi)    
    Dzeu sa-l odihneasca! (Luni, 9 august 2010, 16:21)

    johnny [anonim]

    un mare istoric, mare caracter!
  • 0 (0 voturi)    
    A ... (Luni, 9 august 2010, 18:18)

    utug [anonim]

    A murit un mare om de cultura evreu. A fost considerat pe nedrept un self-hating jew, antisemit.

    In 2003, in an article for the New York Review of Books, Judt argued that Israel was on its way to becoming a "belligerently intolerant, faith-driven ethno state." He called for the conversion of "Israel from a Jewish state to a binational one" which would include all of what is now Israel, Gaza, East Jerusalem and the West Bank. This proposed new state would have equal rights for all Jews and Arabs living in Israel and the Palestinian territories. The article drew strong criticism from those who saw such a plan as destroying Israel and replacing it with a predominantly Palestinian state governed by a Palestinian majority. The NYRB was inundated with over a thousand letters within a week of the article's publication, peppered with terms like “antisemite” and “self-hating Jew,” and the article led to Judt's removal from the editorial board of The New Republic.
    • 0 (0 voturi)    
      Tony Judt si Flotilla (Luni, 9 august 2010, 22:32)

      *)* [anonim] i-a raspuns lui utug

      Tony Judt on The Flotilla

      Those onboard were the usual mix: Idealists, genuine NGO types, angry pro-Palestinian activists, and so on. But the Israelis knew that. Their reaction was almost unimaginably pig-headed: It doesn’t show much, other than that the country is increasingly cut off from world opinion. How do they think people will react to what is effectively piracy? They were doomed to be the bad guys—trapped in the logic of their own pointless blockade.

      You say the Israel Lobby is too influential, albeit in a way analogous to other lobbies; and you say that criticism of same shouldn’t be censored, or self-censored. Beyond creating a space for dissent, what do you propose be done to lessen the Israel Lobby’s influence?

      Create a counter-lobby. Sure there is J Street, but it is almost always on the defensive, responding to absurd exaggerations from the other side. And anyway, it has no money. The only way to proceed, it seems to me, is to build a counter-opinion, a counter-consensus that the Israel Lobby is bad for America. Actually, it is even worse for Israel, but no one here cares about that. So it is all about creating a public space in which to discuss these things. Hence my essays.
  • 0 (0 voturi)    
    Da (Luni, 9 august 2010, 20:00)

    babilou [anonim]

    Acum trei ani am gasit cartea Postwar intr-un anticariat in Montreal..... 4 dolari... mi s-a parut interesanta pt ca nu prea vazusem carti care sa trateze perioada imediat urmatoare WW2... in plus facea referiri si la Ro.... m-a captivat si intr-o saptamana am parcurs-o, desi e un volum destul de masiv..... excellenta carte.... daca aveti ocazia, v-o recomand.
    • 0 (0 voturi)    
      Traducere (Luni, 9 august 2010, 21:08)

      Danutz Nastase [anonim] i-a raspuns lui babilou

      Cartea „Postwar” i s-a publicat, nu cu mult timp in urma, si in romaneste, sub titlul „Epoca postbelica. O istorie a Europei de dupa 1945”. E drept ca e cam scumpa, vreo 80 de lei.

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