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Speaking as one who has read the latter’s brilliant tetralogy that runs from the French Revolution to the end of the twentieth centuryI can jhdt that the author succeeded in every single way.

There are lots of po A history of Europe from up toreadable, interesting and puts a lot in context. And the rise of the feminist movement, environmentalism, and peace activism. Along the way, though, the EU grew from out from being just a political institution and into an identity, a political and social philosophy, an aesthetic, a way of life.

I knew that I was going to learn a lot when at the very beginning Judt pointed out that one of the reasons that Europe was so peaceful after WWII was that it was the one time in its history that it was the most homogeneous From his vantage point circaJudt posits that the World War was a single event which began in with the onset of mass mobilization and mechanized slaughter, and didn’t end until the global embers of the Cold War were fully extinguished with the Soviet Empire’s final implosion in This avaricious plunder of the East’s resources would be a source of simmering anger and foster a sense of betrayal in the years to come.


Jan 06, Marc rated it really liked it Shelves: Judt’s criticism of the Left is observably harsher than that of the Right. The continent was bisected.

Postwar: A History of Europe Since by Tony Judt

The epilogue, a thirty page essay examining the lingering memories of the Holocaust that have hung over the postwar continent for decades—a relentless burden of guilt that had been studiously ignored, prevaricated over, avoided and then finally accepted and acknowledged, in various perhaps necessary stages as the savage slaughter of World War Two began to fade in the rearview mirror—brings this masterpiece to a close with a sober, but optimistic caution.

And not for finding its mistakes. Jun 15, Roy Lotz rated it really liked it Shelves: These reasons led to the initial American reaction to placate the Soviet Union and its reluctance to realize Soviet intransigence.

Along with fear of a return to depression, America feared Germany might again potguerra and start a third war.

Jan 07, Peter Mcloughlin rated it it was amazing Shelves: On to the cynical punk generationthe Sex Pistols and the replacement of writers and artists by satirists and political comedians as the new intellectual heroes. In high school, I wrote papers about the Common Market as the Euro Zone was called back thenand even about geopolitical considerations in a nuclear war with the Russians. Reading Postwar is li What an absolutely outstanding book. Now seems a more auspicious time than ever.

Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945

With governments gone twice or thrice over and community leaders killed off an entirely new order would have to take hold. The General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs promoted free trade and convertibility ;ostguerra currencies and was followed by the World Trade Organization.


But please let’s stick to facts. Germans by the thousands were forced out of Russia, Poland, Czechoslovakia and into Germany. This is an excerpt from a review published in Bookmarks magazine. In the East the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in permanently ended any hope that they could morph their communist system into one that allowed freedom. Highly recommended and absolutely lives up to its appraisal.

A History of Europe Sincebut from a slightly different perspective. Ukrainians were sent from Poland to Ukraine and vice al. If Judt has no conception or overall picture of post war European history then this can’t be a coherent book, but can only be a rag bag of fragments, some intrinsically interesting, others not.

By a Washington Moscow hotline was in place. That was a real surprise to me, but as he points out, virtually every country was complicit in some way. Why I started this book: The environmentalist movement became prominent resulting in the formation of Green parties.

Survivors had been subjected to occupation, deprivation, and exploitation. Now let’s talk about math. Fears of German revanchism subsided and communist party memberships declined.

Prague and Budapest were suddenly cut off from “Europe” and endured a very different postwar history of humiliation, economic immiseration and tyranny.

Lists with This Book. To cover postguerfa much in one v Postwar is a masterful presentation; comprehensive and detailed without losing focus.