Free World: America, Europe, and the Surprising Future of the West

Free World: America, Europe, and the Surprising Future of the West

by Timothy Garton Ash
     
 

“We, the free, face a daunting opportunity. Previous generations could only dream of a free world. Now we can begin to make it.” In his welcome alternative to the rampant pessimism about Euro-American relations, award-winning historian Timothy Garton Ash shares an inspiring vision for how the United States and Europe can collaborate to promote a free

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“We, the free, face a daunting opportunity. Previous generations could only dream of a free world. Now we can begin to make it.” In his welcome alternative to the rampant pessimism about Euro-American relations, award-winning historian Timothy Garton Ash shares an inspiring vision for how the United States and Europe can collaborate to promote a free world.

At the start of the twenty-first century, the West has plunged into crisis. Europe tries to define itself in opposition to America, and America increasingly regards Europe as troublesome and irrelevant. What is to become of what we used to call “the free world”? Part history, part manifesto, Free World offers both a scintillating assessment of our current geopolitical quandary and a vitally important argument for the future of liberty and the shared values of the West.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400076468
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/06/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

To the Reader

PART ONE | CRISIS

A Crisis of the West

Chapter One • Janus Britain
Putney—Island world, world island — Janus between Europe and America — Four strategies — Churchill and Churchillisms — The Blair bridge project —S o now?

Chapter Two • Europe as Not-America
A Nation is proclaimed — Five hundred million characters in search of an Other — Gaullism versus Churchillism — German emotions — Is Europe better than America? — Euroatlanticism — A power for what?

Chapter Three • America, the Powerful
Inside the giant — A tale of two new Europes — European Americans at work — Unilateralism — War — Return to a new starting point — Partner?

Chapter Four • The New Red Armies
Terror against hope — Near East — Far East — Rich North, poor South — Humans threaten Earth — Together? Crisis as Opportunity

PART TWO | OPPORTUNITY

Twenty Years and a Thousand Million Citizens

Chapter Five • Britain Finds Its Role

Chapter Six • What Europe Can Be

Chapter Seven • Uncle Sam

Chapter Eight • Toward a Free World

What Can We Do?

Afterword to the Vintage Edition
Maps
Free World Web.Net
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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