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 served as a visiting professor at Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University, Princeton University, La Salle University, Regent College in British Columbia and the University of Budapest, and Hanover College. Lukacs describes himself as a reactionary.
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... Democracy and Populism Fear and Hatred, Lukacs writes about the current state of American democracy ... In the same book, Lukacs criticizes legalized abortion, pornography, cloning, and sexual permissiveness, as marking what he sees as the increasing decadence ... In 2007, Lukacs published George Kennan A Study of Character a biography of his good friend George F ...
... The American historian John Lukacs in a very unfavourable book review in the 19 August 1977 edition of National Review called Hitler's War a worthless book while Walter Laqueur when ... Lukacs called Irving an "amateur historian" whose determination to defend Hitler had resulted in an "appalling" book ... Lukacs complimented Irving's industry in tracking down hundreds of people who knew Hitler, but went on to note personal recollections are not always the best ...
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“All the isms are wasmsexcept one, the most powerful ism of this century, indeed, of the entire democratic age, which is nationalism.”
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