Title: ILL FARES THE LAND - Scarce Pristine Copy of...
Publisher: New York City, NY: The Penguin Press, 2010
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. 240 pages. Published in 2010. The author's book-length account on contemporary politics, history, and social justice, and the last book published in his lifetime. One of the greatest books of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. Presents Tony Judt's "Ill Fares The Land". His final masterpiece. It is that very rare thing, a necessary and timeless book that he was determined to write and finish despite his terminal illness, and was thankfully published shortly before his death on August 6, 2010. "I want to thank Tony Judt for defending with such clarity, eloquence, and passion the concept of social democracy. He identifies the failures of the New Left that have allowed the ideology of The Right (wealth accumulation and privatization) to dominate the political conversation. The tremendous gains of the 20th century - The New Deal and The Great Society - are being systematically gutted and destroyed. He shows how the rise in inequality between the rich and everyone else is leading to a sick, uneducated, and often imprisoned underclass. He then argues that the values of equality and a belief that the public sphere is an important and effective way to solve problems are cut out of the public debate. A deeply moving work that should be read by every citizen" (Amanda Henk). Judt was the unlikely intellectual link between the two great strands of modern political and social philosophy: The Anglo-American tradition, whose iconic figure is George Orwell, and European "Continental" philosophy, whose greatest figure remains Hannah Arendt. It is therefore fitting that during his brief yet extremely productive life, he was honored with both the Hannah Arendt Prize (in 2007) and George Orwell Lifetime Achievement Award (in 2009), the only such figure so recognized. Judt's most controversial thesis is that despite its dark past and the many problems it faces today, Europe has survived and flourished, a model of social harmony, peace, and prosperity: "Neither America nor China has a serviceable model to propose for universal emulation. Few would have predicted it 60 years before, but the 21st century might yet belong to Europe" (Tony Judt). An absolute "must-have" title for Tony Judt reader/collectors. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Many copies available online are remainder-marked or have serious flaws. A scarce copy thus. One of the greatest thinkers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER TONY JUDT TITLE IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 1594202761. Bookseller Inventory # 18153
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