In Memory of Tony Judt

Posted: August 17, 2011 in Education, Life

I chanced upon the saying below when I was visiting Jane Evelyn Atwood’s Photographs 1976 – 2010 exhibition held at Musee Europeene de la Photographie.  This quote aptly captures the subjects she was photographing – women prisoners, victims of landmines, the blind and the prostitutes – and evokes in me the remembrance that another person’s reality, stark and seemingly ‘unreal’ to me as it may be, should prompt the desire in me to live life to the fullest!

The historian’s task is not to disrupt for the sake of it, but it is to tell what is almost always an uncomfortable story and explain why the discomfort is part of the truth we need to live well and live properly.” – Tony Judt, a thinker & writer –


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