John Lukacs

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John Lukacs American historian who has written more than thirty books, including Five Days in London, May 1940 and A New Republic. His most recent book is We at the Center of the Universe (St. Augustine's Press).

  • Clap & Trap

    By John Lukacs | September 12, 2018
    I had heard about, but not read, "The End of History?" Francis Fukuyama's star-burst essay published in 1989; but I felt a twinge of sympathy for him as his critics chortled and pointed at history rumbling anew: people dancing atop the Berlin Wall, the Soviet Union falling to pieces, an American Army flying into Arabia.
  • To Hell With Culture

    By John Lukacs | February 26, 2018
    "The corruption of man," Emerson wrote, "is followed by X the corruption of language." The reverse is true, and a century later Georges Bernanos had it right: "The worst, the most corrupting lies are problems wrongly stated."
  • The Condottiere

    By John Lukacs | July 24, 2017
    We live in an age when biography flourishes, contrary to earlier expectations. The reason for this is the decline of the novel and the rise of popular interest in all kinds of history, and biography belongs within history.
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