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Europe: Grandeur and Decline

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Paperback, 384 pages
Published by Penguin (first published January 1st 1974)
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“there is a third way between Utopianism and despair. That is to take the world as it is and to improve it; to have faith without a creed, hope without illusions, love without God.” (p336)

AJP Taylor was in the news recently, despite being dead, as the information was released that he had been spied upon by the UK government on account of his membership of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament back in the day.

Oddly enough the revelation fitted in perfectly with the generally pessimistic tone of t
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Meesterlijke essays die een heel breed veld bestrijken, maar vanuit een brede eruditie en in een knappe, vertellende stijl.
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Alan John Percivale Taylor was a British historian of the 20th century and renowned academic who became well known to millions through his popular television lectures.
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