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After the Fall: The End of the European Dream and the Decline of a Continent

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A master historian takes us deep into the heart of Europe's current political and financial crisis

Walter Laqueurwas one of the few experts who predicted Europe's currentfinancial and political crisis when he wrote The Last Days of Europe six years ago. Now this master historian takes readers insidethe European crisis that he foresaw. Ravaged by the world economic meltdown,
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published January 3rd 2012 by Thomas Dunne Books
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A brilliantly written book about the decline of European Union. Author truthfully, explicitly, depicting the flaws of European Union in terms of economic, political and cultural aspects. The brief history of Europe was also brought about but not in a repeated ways that we all knew of. Author simply brought out the key points of the history that lingers through timeline from early 1900 to the existing structure which ridden with the existing many problems/obstacles on why European countries are u ...more
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This book states that Europe is doomed. It is disappearing at an astonishing fast speed rate. The poppulation is in a steady decline and will continue to be until there is not a single european left. Several countries are doomed to dissappear. What will be left is what we can already see in most neighborhoods in London; Paris and Berlin: herds and herds of immigrants whose majority do not have a cultural
This is written so recently, I'm not sure if it's a knee-jerk reaction to what's going on in Greece and the other PIIGS countries. His comparison to Europe's current condition to Italy in the mid-1800s is really on point:

In 1847 Metternich, the Austrian prime minister, wrote his ambassador in Paris that Italy was but a geographical expression, a useful shorthand description but without political significance. A year later Charles Albert, king of Sardinia proclaimed L'Italia fura da se - Italy wi
Laqueur seems to have written the book to enable history classes to excerpt particular chapters, so there's a lot of repetition. Not much I didn't already know about declining birthrates, increased immigration, and expensive social services in European economies.
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I expected some kind of analysis of the euro crisis but the author simply lists what is wrong and finds someone to blame - Muslim immigrants.
Nothing that hasn't already been said. There is no real economic insight, only intangible theories regarding Europe's population and decadence.
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Laqueur was born in Breslau, Lower Silesia, Prussia (modern Wrocław, Poland), into a Jewish family. In 1938, he left Germany for the British Mandate of Palestine. His parents, who were unable to leave, became victims of the Holocaust.

Laqueur lived in Israel from 1938 to 1953. After one year at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, he joined a Kibbutz and worked as an agricultural laborer from 1939 t
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