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Stalin responded lostguerra the Berlin blockade which he hoped to use as a bargaining chip to set up a weak neutral Germany he could subvert.

His thesis is, I think, that the EU started as a French initiative to bind a Marshall-plan aided Germany to the rest of Europe in a way that would preclude another invasion of French soil. I have a couple of minor regrets after finishing this book.

All the standard superlatives risk sounding a bit flat–cover blurb speak rather than real praise.

Americans were concerned with domestic issues and wanted out of Europe. The Epilogue concerning evolving postwar attitudes to Holocaust culpability was equally illuminating. Despite the title “A History of Europe since ,” the late Tony Judt’s book covers more than Europe and more than post Yet this book isn’t meant just to look impressive on the bookshelf; Judt is an astute thinker and polished writer who brings extensive cultural knowledge about film, music, and literature to bear on his daunting subjects: With the growth of nuclear stockpiles and the missile race, European nations were bystanders.

It’s like trying to review the sun. 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. A History of Europe Sincebut from a slightly different perspective.

As acute as Judt is in relating the story of the West, he truly excels in his dissection of the miseries and impositions enacted upon the East, especially the travails of long-suffering Poland and perpetually betrayed Czechoslovakia. As increasing members of the workforce they fought for abortion and contraception rights, equal pay, child care, and against domestic violence and pornography.


Judt accurately describes the sufferings and achievements of the Soviets, placing it into context with the undeniable calamities that they inflicted on their subject peoples as well as onto themselves.

One of the things Judt does very well is break down the chaos of the Croatian, Siberian, Bosnian wars in a clear and comprehensible, if really depressing, manner. In the West protesters were faced with more mundane concerns, jobs and economic security. Postwar is absolutely monumental.

Judt spends a lot of time on politics in various European countries both east and west and economic and cultural movements as well. Tony Judt made it. What an outstanding history book.

I’ve basically read this. Jun 05, Geoff marked it as to-read. States did their part by deciding that strong welfare protections were insurance against upheaval noting how many peasants and unemployed had been recruited by fascists and communists in the past and thus worked cautiously and anxiously to ensure that the seeds for chaos would not be planted once more.

At other times, however, he’ll identify the big theme and then incorporate a few sentences or a single paragraph focusing on how it plays out in a particular locale. The mosaic of Europe, part 2 geographical patterns.

Russia itself is not dealt with unsympathetically however. My appreciation for it is increased by postgerra factors that set it off from the other five star history books I’ve read in recent years. I almost feel as if it had been written for me.

The ofttimes troubled and resentful attitude of Europeans towards their American protector and benefactor—whose tendrils were uncomfortably taking root everywhere—was deeply intermingled with a profound gratitude and appreciation for America’s unyielding and unending support over the decades.

Above all I think it is a political history, delving — sometimes for long periods — into other areas more as a function of the politics of time. Europe has “some modest advice” as a result of its 20th century struggles, Judt says, and his book is an excellent distillation of that guidance. To cover so much in one volume in such an engaging style is an postguerga accomplishment.

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Europe’s present era of political jurt economic stability has extended so long that few are alive who remember a different time in that continent’s history.

Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945

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. After losing Indo China, its other possessions followed, most notably Algeria after another long and costly war. But I devoured them all, wonk that I am. He’s right, of course, that Paris ’68 was never close to bringing down DeGaulle’s government.

Postwar: A History of Europe Since by Tony Judt

The cultural transformations, aspirations, struggles, failures and prospects for Europe’s people are given in great detail here, but despite the enormous amount of information provided somehow Judt’s writing doesn’t lag. No doubt I shall be returning postguerta its component parts for some time to come. Judt was saying in an interview that in his midlife crisis he became fascinated with Czechoslovakia, and this can be seen in the book- Czechoslovakia is one of the two Eastern European countries appearing in detail throughout the book, the other being Poland.

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.

Toby boring left-right-center coalition governance many of us resent today was in large part a conscious creation; not a scam to deprive people unjustly of broader options. Return to Book Page. For me they were usually the former. It was the insecure child of anxiety.

Well written, informative, thoughtful and maybe as good an attempt at being kudt handed as I can think of.

Mar 09, Hadrian rated it it was amazing Shelves: Judt fits together the pieces of European history from postgueerra fall of Nazi Germany to the fall of the Soviet Union.