For post-graduate study, he went to St Antony's College, Oxford
, and then, in the still divided Berlin
, the Free University
in West Berlin
and the Humboldt University
in East Berlin
. During his studies in East Berlin, he was under surveillance from the Stasi
, which served as the basis for his 1997 book The File
Garton Ash cut a suspect figure to the Stasi, who regarded him as a "bourgeois-liberal" and potential British spy.
Although he denies being or having been a British intelligence operative, Garton Ash described himself as a "soldier behind enemy lines" and described the German Democratic Republic
as a "very nasty regime indeed."
Life and career
In 2005, Garton Ash was listed in Time
magazine as one of the 100 most influential people.
There it is mentioned that "Shelves are where most works of history spend their lives. But the kind of history Garton Ash writes is more likely to lie on the desks of the world's decision makers."
Garton Ash describes himself as a liberal internationalist
He is a supporter of what he calls the free world
and liberal democracy
, represented in his view by the European Union
, the United States
as a super-power, and Angela Merkel
's leadership of Germany. Garton Ash opposed Scottish independence
and argued for Britishness
, writing in The Guardian
: "being British has changed into something worth preserving, especially in a world of migration where peoples are going to become ever more mixed up together. As men and women from different parts of the former British empire have come to live here in ever larger numbers, the post-imperial identity has become, ironically but not accidentally, the most liberal, civic, inclusive one."
Garton Ash and his Polish-born wife Danuta live primarily in Oxford, England, and also near Stanford University in California as part of his work with the Hoover Institution.
They have two sons, Tom Ash, a web-developer based in Canada, and Alec Ash, a writer living in China.
His older brother Christopher is a Church of England clergyman.
- Civil Resistance in the Arab Spring: Triumphs and Disasters (Oxford University Press, 2016)
- Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World (Yale University Press, 2016) ISBN 978-0-300-16116-8
- Civil Resistance and Power Politics: The Experience of Non-violent Action from Gandhi to the Present (Oxford University Press, 2011)
- Facts are Subversive: Political Writing from a Decade without a Name (Atlantic Books, 2009) ISBN 1-84887-089-2
- Free World: America, Europe, and the Surprising Future of the West (Random House, 2004) ISBN 1-4000-6219-5
- History of the Present: Essays, Sketches, and Dispatches from Europe in the 1990s (Allen Lane, 1999) ISBN 0-7139-9323-5
- The File: A Personal History (Random House, 1997) ISBN 0-679-45574-4
- In Europe's Name: Germany and the Divided Continent (Random House, 1993) ISBN 0-394-55711-5
- The Magic Lantern: The Revolution of 1989 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, and Prague (Random House, 1990) ISBN 0-394-58884-3
- The Uses of Adversity: Essays on the Fate of Central Europe (Random House, 1989) ISBN 0-394-57573-3
- The Polish Revolution: Solidarity, 1980–82 (Scribner, 1984) ISBN 0-684-18114-2
- Und willst du nicht mein Bruder sein ... Die DDR heute (Rowohlt, 1981) ISBN 3-499-33015-6
Awards and honours
- ^ "John Garton Ash – obituary". The Telegraph. London. 16 July 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
- ^ "St. Ed's – OSE". saintedmunds.co.uk. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
- ^ Ash, Timothy (31 May 2007). "The Stasi on Our Minds". The New York Review of Books. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
- ^ a b Glover, Michael (2 September 1998). "Memoirs of an inadvertent spy". The Independent. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
- ^ "Fellows: Timothy Garton Ash". Hoover Institution. Retrieved 12 November 2011.
- ^ "Governing Body Fellows: Professor Timothy Garton Ash". St. Anthony's College. Retrieved 12 November 2011.
- ^ "Timothy Garton Ash". The New York Review of Books. Retrieved 12 November 2011.
- ^ "timothy garton ash son dakika gelişmeleri ve haberleri Radikal'de!". Radikal (in Turkish). Retrieved 23 April 2016.
- ^ Ferguson, Niall (18 April 2005). "Timothy Garton Ash". TIME.com. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
- ^ Garton Ash, Timothy (13 October 2016). "Liberal internationalists have to own up: we left too many people behind". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
- ^ Garton Ash, Timothy (3 May 2007). "Independence for Scotland would not be good for England". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
- ^ a b Garton Ash, Timothy (12 April 2017). "We know the price of appeasement. That's why we must stand up to Viktor Orbán". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
- ^ Garton Ash, Timothy (7 January 2016). "The pillars of Poland's democracy are being destroyed". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
- ^ a b "Biography". timothygartonash.com. Retrieved 12 November 2011.
- ^ "Premio di Giornalismo". premionapoli.it.
- ^ "Timothy Garton Ash :: Biography". timothygartonash.com.
- ^ "Eredoctoraten voor Maria Nowak, Timothy Garton Ash en Claudio Magris". Dagkrant Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (in Dutch). 22 December 2010. Retrieved 12 November 2011.
- ^ europeonline-magazine.eu, europe online publishing house gmbh -. "Historian Garton Ash receives Germany's Charlemagne Prize 2017 | EUROPE ONLINE". en.europeonline-magazine.eu. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
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