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Tony Judt: the last interview

Exclusive to Prospect online, the full transcript of Peter Jukes's interview with historian and author Tony Judt

By Peter Jukes   August 2010

Peter Jukes (right) with Judt (middle), 2007

Tony Judt died, surrounded by his family, on the the evening of August 6th, 2010. The New York Times obituary can be read here. This is the full transcript of Peter Jukes’s interview with Tony Judt—conducted earlier this year via email, due to the progress of Judt’s motor neurone disease. The full text of Jukes’s portrait of Tony Judt is featured in the August issue of Prospect, and can be read online here.

Peter Jukes: I’ll start with a confession. Before we first met 12 years ago at the Remarque Forum…

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