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Book Review: Tony Judt’s The Burden of Responsibility

The Opium of the Intellectuals Tony Judt was first and foremost a historian. And although his encyclopedic tour de force, Postwar, is likely to remain the most prominent text of his legacy, it is important to remember that for decades Judt was, rather obscurely, a historian of French intellectualism. Every first year history student learns […]

Albert Camus: A Stranger in The Panthéon

“It serves him right!” scolded Jean-Paul Sartre when Albert Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1957. The author of Being and Nothingness, who took care to decline the same prize in 1964, had not forgiven Camus for his 1951 essay The Rebel. In this study of resistance and revolution, the French Algerian […]

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