I haven't finshed the book yet but massively enjoying it. One reviewer noted "What is most striking about what Judt says is not so much the substance but the form: he speaks of being angry at our political quiescence; he writes of the need to dissent from our economically way of thinking, the urgency of a return to an ethically informed public conversation. No one talks like that any more". But it is more than that; the 'substance' of what he says is built up into a formidable and weighty argument; the content itself is winning. Judt is right: we need more justice running through our system and his is the argument and thought, his type of intellectual vigor which can be a principal catalyst. Brave politicians would also be needed!?