John Lukacs, in his own estimation, is much more than an ordinary historian. In what he considers his most important book, Historical Consciousness , he elaborates "not a philosophy of history but its opposite:
Francis Fukuyama offers us a most peculiar argument, which as best as I can make out goes as follows. We have learned in the twentieth century that free-market economic systems work better than centrally directed ones.
Gertrude Himmelfarb is an intellectual historian of great distinction. She has specialized in British nineteenth-century history; and her book on Lord Acton, her study of nineteenth-century thought on poverty,
The second edition of this outstanding book includes two new chapters, one of which merits extensive notice. In "World War I: The Turning Point," Ralph Raico brilliantly encapsulates the origins of the Great War,