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Tony Judt

Erich Maria Remarque Professor of European Studies at New York University

Tony Judt was the Erich Maria Remarque Professor of European Studies and Director of the Remarque Institute at New York University.

The Institute, founded by Tony Judt in 1995, is dedicated to the study of Europe.

Tony Judt was the author or editor of 11 books. He was also a frequent contributor to “The New York Review of Books,” the “Times Literary Supplement,” “The New Republic,” “The New York Times” and many other journals in Europe and the United States.

He was educated at King’s College, Cambridge, and the école Normale Supérieure, Paris, and taught at Cambridge, Oxford, Berkeley and New York University.

He died on August 6, 2010, after a battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Articles by Tony Judt

Europe After World War II: Rising from the House of the Dead

How does Europe's recent history continue to inform its present and future?

August 25, 2010

In Memoriam: Tony Judt on the Future of Decadent Europe

Could Europe's social welfare system actually provide political and economic stability to the continent?

August 24, 2010

Bernard-Henri Lévy — Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville

How do Bernard-Henri Lévy's observations of American life compare with those of de Tocqueville?

April 28, 2006

Bernard-Henri Lévy — The Public Intellectual Past His Prime

What does life in the United States look like through the eyes of a modern French intellectual?

April 27, 2006