Leading intellectual Tony Judt just died. A monumental loss for the world, for provokers everywhere, for anybody who believes that challenging accepted “truths” is both necessary and invaluable to improve our democracy.
We’ve heard that Tony Judt died today, the historian and writer/speaker, after a long illness, ALS. A giant, is all I can think right now, someone of tremendous intellectual confidence who followed such a worldly and erudite path that when the Israel/Palestine issue came front and center in political life ten years ago knew what he thought and wasn’t afraid to say it. A leader, who made it so much easier for the rest of us to tag along.