Integrity Quest ... in pursuit of a cooperative global consciousness
Index of Proposed Articles
the Rule of Law and Constitutionality
Limitations of the Democratic Model
in Politics and Governance
Responsibility of the Media to Evaluate Political Decisions and Protect Our Civil Rights
Honouring Truth and Combatting Fear:
Promoting Ethical Self-Confidence in the Average Citizen
The articles to be presented here were inspired by global issues raised by
in his final book entitled
"Thinking the Twentieth Century"
Tony Judt (1948-2010) was a world-renowned historian,
essayist, and university professor.
He served as the Erich Maria Remarque Professor in European Studies
at New York University, and was Director of NYU's Erich Maria Remarque Institute. He was also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Fellow of the British Academy of Arts and Sciences.
This quotation from his final book sets the general theme for a proposed series of articles to be written by the author of this website :
"We are at the end of a very long cycle of improvement. A cycle that began
in the late eighteenth century, and that, notwithstanding everything that's happened since, continued essentially through the 1990s: the steady widening of the circle of countries whose rules were constrained to accept something like the rule of law. I think that it was overlain from the 1960s onwards by two different but related spreads, of economic and individual freedom. Those two latter developments, which look as though they are related to the first one, are in fact potentially dangerous to it."
[p. 304, emphasis added]
Judt, Tony; Snyder, Timothy (2012), Thinking the Twentieth Century
London: Penguin Press. ISBN 978-1-59420-323-7
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