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The Red Prince: The Fall of a Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Europe
Timothy Snyder wrote a fascinating and briljant book on European history. Using the archduke Wilhelm von Habsburg Snyder writes something like an archeology of the present. Snyder sketches a vivid sympathetic picture of the choices which the Habsburgs as leading political elite had to make in the making of modern Europe as a Europe of nations, dismantling the Europe of empire. In the end it puts Ukraine at the center of the European stage, and makes fhe point of the Euroepean Union as the successor or the Habsburg Empire. For anyone who wants to understand the current Ukrainian crisis, The Red Prince is a valuable and entertaining introduction.
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