I can’t add much to the tributes that will soon be written to Tony Judt, the historian who died this weekend from Lou Gehrig’s disease. Only this: When I contacted him to draw on his thoughts and expertise for articles I was writing, he complied even when his sickness left him unable to speak clearly, instead sending me carefully considered responses by email, which must have taken forever to compose. He was an excellent historian and a good man.
Here are some of his essays.
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