Tras cuarenta anos leyendo y escribiendo acerca de la Europa contemporanea el historiador britanico Tony Judt investiga en Postguerra desde la devastacion. Postguerra. Una historia de Europa desde (Spanish Edition) eBook: Tony Judt: : Kindle Store. Tras cuarenta años leyendo y escribiendo acerca de la Europa contemporánea, el historiador británico Tony Judt investiga en Postguerra, según la mejor.

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While he admires past giants like Hosbawm and Toynbee, Postwar is clearly his attempt at challenging Marxist and Whigish historical accounts of European history.

Postwar: A History of Europe Since by Tony Judt

In high school, I wrote papers about the Common Market as the Euro Zone was called back thenand even about jhdt considerations in a nuclear war with the Russians. I would say that just like his compatriot Beckham, Judt got an unsurpassed talent for self-promotion but moderate technical gifts.

Aug 22, Anthony rated it it was amazing. This and the mess postgudrra Algeria brought down the Fourth Republic in and France went its independent way with De Gaulle leading the new Fifth Republic with a stronger directly elected executive.

Britain was the only European country to aggressively pursue this American model. Other European states also privatized industries.

Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945

And my regret about the point he didn’t make was that this tolerance seems to be in direct proportion to the level of desperation and deprivation in everyday life. The boring left-right-center coalition governance many of us resent today was in large part a conscious creation; not a scam to deprive people unjustly of broader options.

The European Union breaking down trade and travel barriers promoted a new European identity. There are hundreds of other posgtuerra histories of Europe in the postwar years, but there’s none better; Judt is a loss that can never be replaced.

Still, three stars are well deserved: Its inherent implausibility—the sheer difficulty of conceiving of it in calm retrospect—opens the door to diminution and even denial. This caused all major currencies to abandon fixed exchange rates.

The juvt Muslim community became restless and drew heated right wing reaction Fast-forwarding to the present one can only hope that Europe can deal with the new ethnic diversity better than it has in the past.


It was agreed that Austria would be neutral and foreign troops were withdrawn. Jan 11, Murtaza rated it it was amazing Shelves: Not from America, but from the Soviet Union itself.

This is reflected in the careful detail and attention he gives to all its constituent parts; not neglecting any aspect of the region or privileging one as more important than the ever. Remarkable is the central place Judt gives to the way the Holocaust has been dealt with in different countries; he uses it as a benchmark to judge people and deeds; the essay that is added at the end of the book underlines this. But prior towarfare, oppression and chaos – along with imperial largesse and ethnic diversity – were the historical norm for European societies.

The division of Europe between Soviet and Western control was based primarily on military reality.

But Judt’s coach was clearly not brilliant in math too. Germans by the thousands were forced out of Russia, Poland, Czechoslovakia and into Germany. In part the fear of communism was behind the US plan. 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 te I have often referred to this book as a great act of hubris and an uncommon realization of the author’s ambition.

Brezhnev, Andropov and Chernenko in quick succession. A decade that signalled the emergence of raw political violence and a symbolic shift of focus for young people: These, often tied to now-discredited ideas of History as a determinative force, had made possible the descent of an entire continent.

I have a couple of minor regrets after finishing this book. Italian workers who like their French counterparts had no say in their working conditions also began a series of strikes.

It is a profoundly sympathetic document. Postwar is the first modern history that ppostguerra all of Europe, both east and west, drawing on research in six languages to sweep readers through thirty-four nations and sixty years of political an Almost a decade in the making, this much-anticipated grand history of postwar Europe from one of the world’s most esteemed historians and intellectuals is a singular achievement.


How does one review a book like posstguerra The book is beautifully written and his thoughful analysis of both otny “bigger” countries Britain, France, USSR etc alongside the “smaller” and lesser known countries ex-Soviet satellities, Romania, Albania etc ranks him right up there with Hobsbawm and Toynbee.

Food could not get to those who needed it. It’s huge, everything revolves around it, and there times when it seems to fill up the sky.

All power was in Washington and Moscow. This book is one-stop shopping for many aspects of post-war European life.

Without constant reminders of this catastrophe—a European civil war that began in and whose political aftereffects did not disappear untilif then—we risk falling into the same errors that tore the continent apart one hundred years ago. This is history writ large done to perfection. Nudt is in fact, obvious, justified and transparent. Gorbachev, who took over, was born well after WWI and the revolution.

I’ll list them in general order of how central they are to Judt’s story. Two things in the seventies changed East-West relations. In the avalanche of historical facts, Judt identifies a pattern of growing intolerance in the postwar world, and posthuerra actually talking about post World War I. Why I started this book: Svetlana I don’t think a postyuerra Marshall plan would have helped, since it was not the lack of money for economic development per se, but the lack of …more I don’t think a post-Coldwar Marshall plan would have helped, since it was not the lack of money for economic development per se, but the lack of experience in the democratic government structure.

But Postgierra devoured them all, wonk that I am. On the contrary, I found him to be especially harder on the Left rather than the Right. He helped promote the migration of British Jews to Israel. I reread “Postwar” pretty jurt. Many doctors, bankers, lawyers had been Jews. May 06, Michael rated it it was amazing.