Tony Judt

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German chancellor Angela Merkel addresses relatives of  Bundeswehr soldiers serving abroad,  in Berlin. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

They are the Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil of Germany. Nearly three months after an indecisive general election, we still do not know whether Germany’s ch(...)

 US President George W. Bush (R) drives with British Prime Minister Tony Blair (L) in his truck after Blair arrived at the Bush’s Prairie Chapel Ranch 05 April 2002 in Crawford, Texas.  STEPHEN JAFFE/AFP/Getty Images

Inevitably, to coincide with the publication of the Chilcot report, the images of Tony Blair as a young prime minister visiting the ranch of US presid(...)

Don’t be afraid: On my last evening with my father, just before he was transferred to Blackrock Clinic, I spoke to him about pretty much anything except what was about to happen. Photograph: RTÉ

In his book Without Feathers Woody Allen has a line that has become one of his most famous quips: “It’s not that I’m afraid to die, I just don’t want (...)

Historian Tony Judt in  2008. Photograph: Lisa Carpenter/ The Guardian

  Tony Judt was often admired for his supposed English pragmatism and resistance to intellectual dogma. The historian became famous in the(...)

Key players: former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbatchev, former US president George Bush and former German chancellor Helmut Kohl

329 days. Eleven months between the opening of the Wall and the “day of German unity”, the day when the two Germanys came together formally as (...)

The news this month that Amtrak, the US rail operator, is to introduce writers-in-residence on its 15 long-distance routes reminds us of the li(...)