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Thinking the Twentieth Century by Tony Judt
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Mar 13, 2012

really liked it
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Read from March 15 to April 07, 2012

It's not the history and politics in this book that draws me (though some of it was quite useful, especially revisiting the banality of evil/good), as much as some of the secondary considerations: the use of personal narrative and conversation as a basis for writing intellectual history; the reflections on the task of the historian and the public intellectual; the reflections on the importance of writing well; and so on. I have a lot of notes scribbled in the back of my copy.

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03/15/2012 page 42
10.14% "So far, this book is fascinating."
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