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John Lukacs    

Visionary, Critic, Historian

John Lukacs Described by Jacques Barzun as “…one of the outstanding historians of the generation and, indeed, or our time” he has been praised by critics as a historian who has the literary talents of a novelist, John Lukacs is the author of more than 20 books, including Outgrowing Democracy: A historical Interpretation of the U.S in the 20th Century, The Hitler of History, and the bestselling Five Days in London : May 1940. A recipient of the Ingersoll Prize, Professor Lukacs served from 1947–94 as professor of history at Chestnut Hill College, and also served as a visiting professor at many universities, including Columbia, Princeton, Johns Hopkins University, and at the University of Budapest in his native Hungary.

John Lukacs’ topic for the Grano series on the theme The American Empire, is entitled “Split-minded imperialism: Is the U.S an imperial power?”


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Meditations on the Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI -

JOHN LUKACS ... He requested quieter work as an archivist at 70, a request Pope John Paul II denied. ... XVI's last year, his pontificate will undoubtedly prove as great a challenge to historians as it has to contemporary commentators.

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