The End of the West: The Once and Future Europe

The End of the West: The Once and Future Europe

by David Marquand
     
 

"Positive criticism is always the best criticism. David Marquand's compact but impressively broad-ranging analysis is built on a lifetime of pro-European advocacy. Yet his book displays many deep concerns about the flaws and failings of today's European Union as it ambles complacently toward an uncertain future. Essential reading for all who wish Europe well."—

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"Positive criticism is always the best criticism. David Marquand's compact but impressively broad-ranging analysis is built on a lifetime of pro-European advocacy. Yet his book displays many deep concerns about the flaws and failings of today's European Union as it ambles complacently toward an uncertain future. Essential reading for all who wish Europe well."—Norman Davies, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford

"David Marquand's brilliant, compact book is essential reading for everyone interested in the strategic outlook for Europe in the emerging new constellation of global powers. And I mean 'everyone'—students, scholars, journalists, business leaders, politicians, and civil servants, in the lands of the old West and new East. With erudition and a light, readable touch, this remarkable book ranges across vast historical and contemporary political horizons."—Michael Emerson, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

"This exceptionally readable book combines wide, practical political experience with intellectual breadth, and does an excellent job of drawing together the big historical themes that surround the birth, development, and travails of the European Union. Marquand succeeds admirably in showing where Europe might be headed."—David Runciman, author of Political Hypocrisy: The Mask of Power, from Hobbes to Orwell and Beyond

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691141596
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
04/10/2011
Series:
Public Square Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Ruth O'Brien ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Chapter I: Prologue 1

Chapter II: Weighing like a Nightmare 27

Chapter III: Hate--and Hope 67

Chapter IV: The Revenge of Politics 102

Chapter V: Which Boundaries? Whose History? 141

Notes 179

Index 189

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