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Free World: America, Europe, and the Surprising Future of the West
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0141016817, Paperback)At the start of the 21st century, the world plunged into crisis. What began as an attack on the West by Osama bin Laden soon became a dramatic confrontation between Europe and America. Britain has found itself painfully split, because it stands with one foot across the Atlantic and the other across the Channel. The English, in particular, are hopelessly divided between a Right that argues our place is with America, not Europe, and a Left that claims the opposite. This is today's English civil war. Both sides tell us we must choose. In this powerful new work Timothy Garton Ash, one of our leading political writers, explains why we cannot, need not and must not choose between Europe and America.
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"Timothy Garton Ash, draws on an extraordinary range of sources: from unique, personal conversations with Bush, Blair, and Schroder to encounters with farmers in Kansas and British soldiers in rural England; from history, memoirs, opinion polls, and sociological research to personal observations based on a quarter century of traveling in Europe and the United States. The result is a book that explains why Washington can never rule today's interconnected world alone, why the new enlarged Europe can realize its aspirations only in a larger, transatlantic community, and how the torments of the Middle East and the world's poor can be addressed only by free people working together." "To remain true to itself, Garton Ash insists, the West must go beyond itself: Americans and Europeans have at hand a unique opportunity to advance from the so-called free world of the Cold War to a radically new international order of liberty. And he urges us, with passion that comes from a lifetime of reflection on these issues, to seize that chance."--BOOK JACKET.
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