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ill fares the land

Review of Tony Judt’s “Ill Fares the Land”

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“Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey / Where wealth accumulates, and men decay.”      – Oliver Goldsmith, “The Deserted Village” (1770) Tony Judt. Ill Fares the Land. Penguin Books, 2010.   Reviewed by John F. Kane (Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies, Regis [Jesuit] University, Denver)   As