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A grand illusion? : an essay on Europe / Tony Judt.

By: Judt, Tony.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2011Description: 1 online resource (ix, 149 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780814724286; 0814724280; 9780814743591; 0814743595.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Grand illusion?DDC classification: 940.5 LOC classification: D443 | .J83 2011Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
A grand illusion -- Eastern approaches -- Goodbye to all that?
Summary: "I am enthusiastically European; no informed person could seriously wish to return to the embattled, mutually antagonistic circle of suspicious and introverted nations that was the European continent in the quite recent past. But it is one thing to think an outcome desirable, quite another to suppose it is possible. It is my contention that a truly united Europe is sufficiently unlikely for it to be unwise and self-defeating to insist upon it. I am thus, I suppose, a Euro-pessimist."--Tony Judt.
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A grand illusion -- Eastern approaches -- Goodbye to all that?

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"I am enthusiastically European; no informed person could seriously wish to return to the embattled, mutually antagonistic circle of suspicious and introverted nations that was the European continent in the quite recent past. But it is one thing to think an outcome desirable, quite another to suppose it is possible. It is my contention that a truly united Europe is sufficiently unlikely for it to be unwise and self-defeating to insist upon it. I am thus, I suppose, a Euro-pessimist."--Tony Judt.

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Tony Judt was born in London, England on January 2, 1948. He was educated at King's College, Cambridge University and the École Normale Supérieure, Paris. He taught at numerous colleges and universities including Cambridge University; St. Anne's College, Oxford; the University of California, Berkeley and New York University. He was the author or editor off over fifteen books including Ill Fares the Land, Reappraisals: Reflections on the Forgotten Twentieth Century, and Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945, which won the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award. He was also a frequent contributor to numerous journals including The New York Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, The New Republic, and The New York Times. He was diagnosed with ALS in 2008. He died on August 6, 2010 at the age of 62. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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