The Last Days of Europe

Epitaph for an Old Continent

Walter Laqueur

St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

“[A]lmost overnight what had been considered a minor problem on a local level is becoming a major political issue, for there is growing resistance on the part of the native population, who resent becoming strangers in their own homelands.” —from the Introduction
 
“Even if Europe’s decline is now irreversible, there is no reason that it should become a collapse. There is, however, a precondition: facing realities at long last. . . . The age of delusions is over. . . . It will be a very slow process and the outcome will be a Europe quite different from the one we have known.” —from chapter 6, “The Failure of Integration, and Europe’s Future”