May 07, 2019
By Andy Johnson
An iconoclastic historian, a refugee from Hungary, who brooded over the future of Western civilization, has died at the age of 95.
John Lukacs also wrote a tribute to Winston Churchill and produced a substantial and often despairing body of writings on the politics and culture of Europe and the Americas.
He died of heart failure early yesterday morning at his home in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.
Over his career, Lukacs completed more than 30 books on everything from his native country, to 20th century American history, to the meaning of history itself. His works included “Historical Consciousness,” “Five Days in London,” the memoir “Confessions of an Original Sinner” and a biography of his friend, the Cold War Strategist, George Kennan.
John Lukacs was 95