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After the Fall

After the Fall

The End of the European Dream and the Decline of a Continent

Walter Laqueur

Thomas Dunne Books



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

Walter Laqueur was one of the few experts who predicted Europe's current financial and political crisis when he wrote The Last Days of Europe six years ago. Now this master historian takes readers inside the European crisis that he foresaw. Ravaged by the world economic meltdown, increasingly dependent on imported oil and gas, and lacking a common foreign policy, Europe is in dire straits. With the authority that comes from thirty years of experience as an expert on political affairs, the author predicts the future prospects of this troubled continent. Europe is the United States' closest ally, and its prosperity is vital to American's success and security. This is a must-read for anyone invested in our country's future.


ON A DEPRESSING MORNING WITH the only news in the media about Ireland on the brink of the abyss, America diminished and paralyzed, Britain facing years of austerity, Greece in despair,...

Praise for After the Fall

"In this book, the distinguished historian Walter Laqueur explains how Europe's recent success in constructing a harmonious community of states actually masked serious vulnerabilities in social, economic and political institutions that proved too fragile to bear the impact of the world's most severe financial crisis since the Great Depression."—The Washington Post

"A clear guide to understanding and solving a profound set of problems."—Kirkus Reviews


In the Press

In “After the Fall,” historian Walter Laqueur explores the roots of the European crisis and whether there is a fix. - The Washington Post

Read the Kirkus Review of AFTER THE FALL The End of the European Dream and the Decline of a Continent. Laqueur (<em>Harvest of a Decade: Disraelia and Other Essays<em>, 2011, etc.), the chairman of the International Research Council of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, draws on past history and current insight to present a profile of the current European crisis. - Kirkus Reviews

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Walter Laqueur

WALTER LAQUEUR served as the director of the Institute of Contemporary History in London and concurrently the chairman of the International Research Council of CSIS in Washington for 30 years. He was also a professor at Georgetown University and the author of more than twenty-five books on Europe, Russia, and the Middle East. He has had articles published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and countless other newspapers worldwide. His books include The Last Days of Europe , Putinism, After the Fall and, with Christopher Wall, The Future of Terrorism.

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Joanna Helander

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