After the Fall by Walter Laqueur
The End of the European Dream and the Decline of a Continent

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...something that Mr. Laqueur strangely neglects to mention—namely, that the U.S. faces many of the same challenges as Europe...
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A master historian takes us deep into the heart of Europe's current political and financial crisis

Walter Laqueur was one of the few experts who predicted Europe's current financial and political crisis when he wrote The Last Days of Europe six years ago. Now this master historian takes readers inside the European crisis that he foresaw. Ravaged by the world economic meltdown, increasingly dependent on imported oil and gas, and lacking a common foreign policy, Europe is in dire straits. With the authority that comes from thirty years of experience as an expert on political affairs, the author predicts the future prospects of this troubled continent. Europe is the United States' closest ally, and its prosperity is vital to American's success and security. This is a must-read for anyone invested in our country's future.

 

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WALTER LAQUEUR was the director of the Institute of Contemporary History in London and concurrently the chairman of the International Research Council of CSIS in Washington for 30 years. He was also a professor at Georgetown University and the author of more than twenty-five books. He has had articles published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and countless other newspapers worldwide.
 
Published January 3, 2012 by Thomas Dunne Books. 337 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences, Computers & Technology, Science & Math. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Yascha Mounk on Jan 03 2012

...something that Mr. Laqueur strangely neglects to mention—namely, that the U.S. faces many of the same challenges as Europe...

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