4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A refreshing insight into the less-than-obvious.,
This review is from: Ill Fares The Land: A Treatise On Our Present Discontents (Hardcover)
One reviewer calls this book "a well-intentioned compilation of the obvious". I think the beauty of the book is that it lifts the shroud which clouds our vision of our times and exposes "the obvious" for us all to see, in a light-touch and extremely readable essay. And whilst I agree that he's a bit short on solutions, who (other than Sarah Palin and that ilk)isn't short on solutions? At least Judt illustrates the situation in which we find ourselves, and offers a clear, uncluttered analysis of that situation within the context of Western societies over the last 100 years. Read it, and devise your own solution.