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What Is Europe?

Europe Since 1989 is a book about neoliberalism in Europe written by someone who doesn’t know what neoliberalism is, and hasn’t really paid much attention to Europe.

Want to think about Europe like Philipp Ther? Close your left eye and look at the euro. At a certain distance the band-aid disappears. The same happens with the coins if you close your right eye and look at the band-aid. That's your blind spot.

What went wrong? The promise of a Europe of perpetual peace and prosperity has suffered a hit in recent years. From sovereign debt and eurozone turmoil to Brexit, the European project has been engulfed in crisis. For historian Philipp Ther, a partisan of Europe, unquestionably the biggest threat is renewed nationalism. And is it a […]

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