Giant Tony Judt passes

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.

Mondoweiss:

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.