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At IWM: Not Quite the “End of History”

At IWM: Not Quite the “End of History”

Free chairs were hard to find at the Institute for Human Sciences (Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, IWM) on the evening of 10 June, when Yale-Historians Timothy Snyder (Bloodlands, The Red Prince) and Marci Shore (The Taste of Ashes) along with Ivan Krastev of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia, Bulgaria were on […]

In Memorium: Eric Hobsbawm

In Memorium: Eric Hobsbawm

  “History is being invented in vast quantities […]. It’s more important to have historians, especially sceptical historians, than ever before,” said British historian Eric Hobsbawm, describing his life’s work to the daily Observer on 2 Jul. 2002. By that time, the retired professor of Birbeck College in London, and visiting Professor at Stanford and […]

Book Review: Tony Judt’s Postwar

Book Review: Tony Judt’s Postwar

A History of Two Europes British historian Tony Judt will be in Vienna this month in honor of the August release of the  German edition of Postwar, his monumental account of Europe since 1945.  The scope of this extraordinary work is vast, ranging from the loss of the Portuguese colonies to corruption in Kiev, from […]

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