Raymond Aron and the History of the Twentieth Century

Pierre Hassner, "Raymond Aron and the History of the Twentieth Century," International Studies Quarterly, v29 n1 (Mar., 1985): 29-37.


Raymond Aron would undoubtedly have wished that those who render him homage speak with a critical mind rather than sentimentally or from their remembrances. He would have wanted them to analyze his work as much as himself as a person. But no one would have understood better than he (and permitted one do understand) that a judgment about the intellectual contribution of his difference works is inseparable from the experience of the reader.