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Gorbachev, who took over, was born well after WWI and the revolution. But during the aftermath of the war, Judt’s belief in the Zionist enterprise began to unravel. Section three, coveringtracks the movement through the economic discontents of the s, the transition from the ideologies of social democracy to those of neo-liberalism which took hudt but related forms in England, France, and Germanyand, of course, the unexpected collapse of the Soviet Empire.

Judt closes with a pair of chapters that examine the modern European identity, contrasts it favorably with that of the dominant economic titans, America and China, and posits that if the EU and its plurality of ethnicities, religions, and nationalisms can manage to seriously get its shit together, there is really no reason that the twenty-first century couldn’t belong to a Europe al has learned so many painful lessons, and crafted so many prudent and preventative responses.

One key is that within each chronological section, Judt gives himself flexibility. More importantly the Soviet Afghanistan war led to economic drain and increased Muslim dissidence.

Carnaby Street, London and its cloning across Europe. Each of the chapters in part 1, for example, follows a theme through the post-war period, moving incrementally forward in time from chapter to chapter, but allowing for movement back to the beginning of the period when it helps clarify the new theme. In high school, I wrote papers about the Common Market as the Euro Zone was called back thenand even about geopolitical considerations in a nuclear war with the Russians.

The euro provided a common currency and English postguuerra the common language for the mobile elite. From my youth, I ujdt surrounded by stories about Hungary, about the little farm in Felcsut that was “taken away from us” by judg Communists. View all 4 comments. Judt fits together the pieces postguedra European history from the plstguerra of Nazi Germany to the fall of the Soviet Union.

We all know how even the best player in the world is going nowhere without a jdt coach helping him in moderating his juvenile excesses, forcing mistakes and occasional selfishness. Sixty years later, at the end of the twentieth century, almost everything else has been recovered or rebuilt.


The German people felt betrayed more than postguerrra. Jan 11, Murtaza rated it it was amazing Shelves: Feb 12, Max rated it it was amazing Shelves: Judt’s optimism with regard to Europe’s future is admittingly refreshing in that he entirely dismisses the “Europe in decline” trope that American historians love to assign to the continent.

Postwar: A History of Europe Since by Tony Judt

These five decades witnessed the astonishing economic and political recovery of the western half set against the repression postgusrra stagnation endured by those eastern realms with the misfortune to have been liberated by the mighty Red Army and wrapped in the strangling bonds posthuerra Real Existing Socialism.

Not only is it a tremendous work of scholarship, but it also has a really great sense of humor. Education levels increased dramatically. These, often tied to now-discredited ideas of History as a determinative force, had made possible the descent of an entire continent.

Judt’s criticism of the Left is observably harsher than that of the Right. On the contrary, I found him to be especially harder on the Left rather than the Right. This is the story of Europe since the end of WW2, a seemingly dry topic if ever there was one, so what is it that makes the book so compelling? As he says himself, Judt is rather like the proverbial fox than the hegdehog: This and the mess in Algeria brought down the Fourth Republic in toy France went its independent way with De Gaulle leading the new Fifth Republic with a stronger directly elected executive.

For me they were usually the former. The impact of television, the explosion of pop music and the expansion of the Italian film industry. Amidst economic challenges, violent terrorist groups sprouted up across the continent: Unable to agree with Russia on the future of Germany, postyuerra West began rebuilding their zones in Germany as a bulwark against communism, while the Soviets kept exploiting East Germany.

Judt regularly settles personal tpny, with the generation of May 68 for example, with tonh Third Way of Blair, with Mitterrand and so on. In many ways Postwar is the ultimate starting point for anyone who seeks to enhance their postwar history chops, in other ways Judt provides a perfect condensation of thousands of postwar texts, providing an original review of nearly all pertinent developments, and I again stress that no author has approached “all” in this genre to such a degree of completion.


Italian workers who like their French counterparts had no say in their working conditions also began a series of strikes. Out of the unfathomable death and destruction of these episodes an entirely new Europe was created, more homogenous, more cautious and more placid. And though multifarious, all of these pieces come together to form an astounding story: I was born in and lived through everything that Tony Judt writes about in Postwar: But I devoured them all, wonk that I am.

Out of the unfathomable death and destruction of these episodes an entirely new Europe was c Europe’s present era of political and economic stability has extended so long that few are alive who remember a different time in that continent’s history. Preview — Postwar by Tony Judt.

Europe has “some modest advice” as a result of its 20th century struggles, Judt says, and his book is an excellent distillation of that guidance. Those of you who have a better knowledge of, say, German, Czech or Polish would surely find many others.

Impoverished by the war and facing increasing local opposition, the economic drain of administering these dependencies outweighed the benefits. I’d known that the challenge was daunting, but had no idea of just how unlikely the recovery of Europe was.

It has only been a few decades since a veritable apocalypse engulfed the European continent, and, by extension, much of the world. Other European states also privatized industries.

Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945

Both intellectually ambitious and compelling to read, thrilling in its scope and delightful in its small details, Postwar is a rare joy. At this time of dour moods and prospects, the Marshall plan was announced. Judt does not focus solely on political development and is certainly not a “Great Man” historian, although he does provide detailed portraits of the drivers of Europe’s postwar history.

The sheer audacity in enclosing a continent’s history over 60 years in one spine is staggering and only pales in comparison to the striking amount of detail and context Judt provides his readers.

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