A new history of Europe since 1945.
by LOUIS MENAND
Issue of 2005-11-28
Posted 2005-11-21

“When you are as worried as Europe is about the bare essentials of existence, you are not much interested in ideas,â€? Hamilton Fish Armstrong, the editor of Foreign Affairs, wrote in 1947 after a visit there. “You cannot eat either ‘Das Kapital’ or the Declaration of the Rights of Man.â€? More than thirty-six million Europeans were killed in the Second World War; nineteen million of them were civilians…For full story click here.