John Lukacs, a maverick historian, prolific author and self-professed reactionary whose idiosyncratic views on politics, populism and pop culture exasperated doctrinaire liberals and conservatives alike, has died at 95
Very sorry to hear that the estimable John Lukacs has left us. I had the honor of editing a few of his stories (pretty easy gig) and the pleasure of sharing a few bottles of wine with him. He was old-school in all the best senses.
“I am not a survivor,” says John Lukacs, 94. "I am a crumbling remnant” of the end of the 500-year-long Age of Books
John Lukacs'>Historian John Lukacs on his library and the magic of books: "What a miracle that the writings and the words of great people had been preserved for thousands of years even before an age of books came into existence!"