Reappraisals

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Tony Judt

Narrated By: James Adams

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: April 2008

Duration: 16 hours 56 minutes

Summary:

The accelerating changes of the past generation have been accompanied by a similarly accelerated amnesia. The twentieth century has become "history" at an unprecedented rate. The world of 2007 is so utterly unlike that of even 1987, much less any earlier time, that we have lost touch with our immediate past even before we have begun to make sense of it-and the results are proving calamitous.

In less than a generation, the headlong advance of globalization has altered structures of thought that had been essentially unchanged since the European industrial revolution. As a result, we have lost touch with a century of social thought and socially motivated activism. In the twenty-four essays in Reappraisals, Judt resurrects the key aspects of the world we have lost to remind us how important they still are to us now and to our future.

"As a fascinating exploration of the world we have recently lost-for good or bad, or both-this collection...cannot be bested."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Reappraisals

by Tony Judt

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