Summary

Once the world's bastion of liberal, democratic values, Europe is now having to confront demons it thought it had laid to rest. The old pathologies of anti-Semitism, populist nationalism, and territorial aggression are threatening to tear the European postwar consensus apart.
In riveting dispatches from this unfolding tragedy, James Kirchick shows us the shallow disingenuousness of the leaders who pushed for "Brexit"; examines how a vast migrant wave is exacerbating tensions between Europeans and their Muslim minorities; explores the rising anti-Semitism that causes Jewish schools and synagogues in France and Germany to resemble armed bunkers; and describes how Russian imperial ambitions are destabilizing nations from Estonia to Ukraine.
With President Trump now threatening to abandon America's traditional role as upholder of the liberal world order and guarantor of the continent's security, Europe may be alone in dealing with these unprecedented challenges.
Based on extensive firsthand reporting, this book is a provocative, disturbing look at a continent in unexpected crisis.
©2017 James Kirchick (P)2017 Tantor
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"Students of geopolitics and current affairs would do well to spend time with this book, which, though deceptively slender, contains multitudes." ( Kirkus)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Alex Noble on 24-04-18

Frightening

A grim and bleak view of the current state of European politics. But one that needs to be heard. The book takes the subject from multiple angles and sheds light on the players and states who are working for and against the European experiment. Well written and informative this is a great book for anybody who feels confused by subjects like Brexit, Ukraine and rising nationalism in Europe. A frightening read but an important one for those who believe the world can be made a better place through democracy and stemming the global tide against political cynicism.

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By Ernie Acosta on 03-06-17

Great book. Author goes off the rails in the beginning expressing anti-Trump anti-American sentiment.

Great book. Author goes off the rails in the beginning expressing anti-Trump anti-American sentiment.

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