Europe: Chained By History
Larry J. Hilton
The amazon.com product description:
A Plea for Europe to form a United States of EuropeEurope: Chained by History is a groundbreaking book that uses history to make a compelling case for Europe to form a United States of Europe--or risk seeing the European Union come apart individually.Using the history of Vienna from its inception to 1938, readers are invited to observe Western Europe from within this ancient city.
- Where did historic rivalries among European nations begin?
- How did the Enlightenment affect Europe and the United States?
- What persistent darkness allowed Hitler to lead the word in to a second devastating world war?
- What will it take for today's European Union to survive?Author Larry J. Hilton explores these questions, and more, by using fascinating details about what it was really like to live in Vienna from the the first century through the days of hyper-inflation after World War 1.Thought provoking and well researched, Europe: Chained by History radiates hope even as it details the formidable & political obstacles to European unity. In the end, a banking or ISIS crisis will force the issue.
As I said above, this is the first book for review that I've accepted in a few years now. I'm definitely looking forward to reading Europe: Chained By History.