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Europe in 1945 was prostrate Much of the continent was devastated by war, mass slaughter, bombing and chaos Large areas of Eastern Europe were falling under Soviet control, exchanging one despotism for another Today, the Soviet Union is no and the democracies of the European Union reach as far as the borders of Russia itself Postwar tells the rich and complex storEurope in 1945 was prostrate Much of the continent was devastated by war, mass slaughter, bombing and chaos Large areas of Eastern Europe were falling under Soviet control, exchanging one despotism for another Today, the Soviet Union is no and the democracies of the European Union reach as far as the borders of Russia itself Postwar tells the rich and complex story of how we got from there to here It tells of Europe s recovery from the devastation of the decline and fall of Soviet Communism and the rise of the EC and EU of the end of Europe s empires and of Europe s uneasy and changing relationships with the memory of the war and with the two great powers that bracket it, Russian and America With clarity and economy, he tells of developments across the continent as a whole, as well as of the contrasting experiences of Eastern and Western Europe Along the way, we learn of Greece s Civil War, of Scandinavian social democracy, the stresses of multilingual Belgium, the struggles of Northern Ireland and the Basque country And this is a history of people as well as of peoples, Churchill and Mitterand, General Franco and General Jaruzelski, Silvio Berlusconi and Joseph Stalin And Postwar also has cultural and social histories to tell of French and Czech cinema, of the rise of the fridge and the decline of the public intellectual, of immigration and gastarbeiters, existentialism and punk rock, Monty Python and brutalist architecture Running right up to the Iraq War and the election of Benedict XVI, Postwar makes sense of Europe s recent history and identity, of what Europe is and has been, in what can only be described as a masterpiece Europe in our time.
Born in 1948, Tony Judt was raised in the East End of London by a mother whose parents had immigrated from Russia and a Belgian father who descended from a line of Lithuanian rabbis Judt was educated at Emanuel School, before receiving a BA 1969 and PhD 1972 in history from the University of Cambridge.Like many other Jewish parents living in postwar Europe, his mother and father were secular, but they sent him to Hebrew school and steeped him in the Yiddish culture of his grandparents, which Judt says he still thinks of wistfully Urged on by his parents, Judt enthusiastically waded into the world of Israeli politics at age 15 He helped promote the migration of British Jews to Israel In 1966, having won an exhibition to King s College Cambridge, he took a gap year and went to work on kibbutz Machanaim When Nasser expelled UN troops from Sinai in 1967, and Israel mobilized for war, like many European Jews, he volunteered to replace kibbutz members who had been called up During and in the aftermath of the Six Day War, he worked as a driver and translator for the Israel Defense Forces.But during the aftermath of the war, Judt s belief in the Zionist enterprise began to unravel I went with this idealistic fantasy of creating a socialist, communitarian country through work, Judt has said The problem, he began to believe, was that this view was remarkably unconscious of the people who had been kicked out of the country and were suffering in refugee camps to make this fantasy possible Career King s College, Cambridge, England, fellow, 1972 78 University of California at Berkeley, assistant professor, 1978 80 St Anne s College, Oxford University, Oxford, England, fellow, 1980 87 New York University, New York, NY, professor of history, 1987 , director of Remarque Institute, 1995.Awards American Council of Learned Societies, fellow, 1980 British Academy Award for Research, 1984 Nuffield Foundation fellow, 1986 Guggenheim fellow, 1989 Pulitzer Prize in general nonfiction finalist, 2006, for Postwar A History of Europe since 1945.
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