Robert Conquest, Conquest, Weil
Title: Reflections on a Ravaged Century
Book Condition: Used - Like New
Jacket Condition: As New
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company October 1999
0393048187 / 9780393048186
Seller ID: 126035
New condition but for previous owner's initials on the first free endpaper.
An Eighth Day View:
Robert Conquest has been called by Paul Johnson "our greatest living modern historian". As a new century begins, Conquest offers an illuminating examination of our past failures and a guide to where we should go next. Graced with one of the most acute gifts for political prescience since Orwell. Conquest assigns responsibility for our century's cataclysms not to impersonal economic or social forces but to the distorted ideologies of revolutionary Marxism and National Socialism. The final, sobering chapters of Reflections on a Ravaged Century concern themselves with some coming storms, notably that of the European Union, which Conquest believes is an economic, cultural, and geographical misconception divisive of the West and doomed to failure.