Memoirs: Fifty Years of Political Reflection

Raymond Aron, Memoirs: Fifty Years of Political Reflection, New York: Holmes & Meier, 1995.

Aron’s memoirs are an indispensable document  of 20th century political history. Describes his studies in Germany before the war, his relations with Jean-Paul Sartre, his growing disillusionment with pure philosophy and his discovery of political thinking, his recollections of his judgments of political events, and a general outline of his personality.