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Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II

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Keith Lowe's "Savage Continent" is an awe-inspiring portrait of how Europe emerged from the ashes of WWII. The end of the Second World War saw a ... Show synopsis

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JEL1947

Views of a New Generation of Historian

by JEL1947 on Aug 30, 2012

A new generation of historians is looking over what for the older generation is a mainly settled and agreed view of World War II and its aftermath. A new generation of European historians not hindered by psychological and nationalist baggage, however subtle, is taking a new look at the 20th century. Lowe's insights are very interesting. Presented as a part of a continuum of hatred and resentments stretching from at least the 19th century onward, Lowe's book leaves you with the recognition the past is continuing into the present as Faulkner observed, it isn't even past.

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