Re:Thinking Europe

Thoughts on Europe: Past, Present and Future

Edited by Mathieu Segers and Yoeri Albrecht

Re:Thinking Europe

Edited by Mathieu Segers and Yoeri Albrecht

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

318 pages | 5 x 8
Paper $31.99 ISBN: 9789462983151 Published June 2017 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
What is Europe? This concise, yet immensely complex, question, more pressing than ever during this time of intense political crisis—the worst since the process of European integration began in the 1950s—sets the stage for this volume. Bringing together international thinkers and scholars from different generations, including Barack Obama, Margaret Thatcher, Milan Kundera, Tom Holland, Ivan Krastev, Philipp Blom, and many others, the essays engage with the paradoxes and puzzles of European identity, ultimately rethinking the continent’s culture, history, present—and future.
Contents
Preface: Re-creating Europe
Yoeri Albrecht
 
Introduction
Mathieu Segers
 
European Unity and its Vicissitudes (1959)
Isaiah Berlin
 
CONTEMPORARY ESSAYS
 
Homogeinity and Diversity
Tom Holland
 
On the Identity of the West
Larry Siedentop
 
The Cowardly Lion in Quest of Peace
Stella Ghervas
 
Afterglow of a Dead World
Benno Barnard
 
Anatomy of Resentment
Ivan Krastev
 
Thinking Europe—No Future?
Philipp Blom
 
My EUtopia: Empathy in a Union of Others
Kalypso Nicolaïdis
 
Culture and the EU’s Struggle for Legitimacy
Claudia Sternberg
 
HISTORICAL TEXTS

Thoughts on the Future (1943)
Jean Monnet
 
Extracts from a speech in the Main Auditorium of Cologne University (1946)
Konrad Adenauer
 
Extracts from a press conference (1960)
Charles de Gaulle
 
The Tragedy of Central Europe (1984)
Milan Kundera
 
The Bruges Speech (1988)
Margaret Thatcher
 
Extracts from a speech in the European Parliament (1994)
Václav Havel
 
Extracts from a speech in the European Parliament (1995)
François Mitterrand
 
The Special Quality of Europe is Culture (2001)
György Konrád
 
The Europe of Melancholy (2006)
Tomasso Padoa-Schioppa
 
New Alliances and Recomposition Logic (2008)
Édouard Balladur
 
Remarks to the Turkish Parliament (2009)
Barack Obama
 
Germany in and with and for Europe (2011)
Helmut Schmidt
 
Biographies
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