John Lukacs


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John Adalbert Lukacs (born Lukács János Albert on 31 January 1924) is a Hungarian-born American historian who has written more than thirty books, including Five Days in London, May 1940 and A New Republic. He was a professor of history at Chestnut Hill College (where he succeeded Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn) from 1947 to 1994, and held the chair of that history department from 1947 to 1974. He has ... more »

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  • ''Generalizations, like brooms, ought not to stand in a corner forever; they ought to sweep as a matter of course.''
    John Lukacs (b.1924), Hungarian-born U.S. historian, educator. Confessions of an Original Sinner, ch. 6, Ticknor & Fields (1990).
  • ''All the isms are wasms—except one, the most powerful ism of this century, indeed, of the entire democratic age, which is nationalism.''
    John Lukacs (b. 1924), Hungarian-born U.S. historian. "The Stirrings of History," Harper's (New York, Aug. 1990).
  • ''Even one billion Chinese do not a superpower make.''
    John Lukacs (b. 1924), Hungarian-born U.S. historian. "The Stirrings of History," Harper's (New York, Aug. 1990).
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