A Grand Illusion? An Essay on Europe

by Tony Judt

A Grand Illusion? An Essay on Europe Synopsis

I am enthusiastically European; no informed person could seriously wish to return to the embattled, mutually antagonistic circle of suspicious and introverted nations that was the European continent in the quite recent past. But it is one thing to think an outcome desirable, quite another to suppose it is possible. It is my contention that a truly united Europe is sufficiently unlikely for it to be unwise and self-defeating to insist upon it. I am thus, I suppose, a Euro-pessimist. -Tony Judt

A Grand Illusion? An Essay on Europe Press Reviews

One of the most prescient texts on the European Union...[Tony Judt] maps out everything we are witnessing today from the slow erosion of the welfare state to the return of nationalisms... -Rachel Donadio,The New York Times

Book Information

ISBN: 9780814743584
Publication date: 1st May 2011
Author: Tony Judt
Publisher: New York University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 149 pages

About Tony Judt

Tony Judt was a University Professor, the Erich Maria Remarque Professor of European Studies, and director of the Remarque Institute at NYU.

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