Europe is ill

Marine Le Pen’s Front National party came first in France The European election results reveal clearly that Europe is ill (to borrow the title of an essay by Perry Anderson in the current London Review of Books).  The symptoms of this illness are obvious – but what are its causes?  One prescient diagnosis can be found … Continue reading Europe is ill

Neal Ascherson on the idea of Europe: past and possible future

Recently, Neal Ascherson spoke about Europe and its history in a lecture for the London Review of Books at the British Museum.  The full text is published in the current issue of the London Review of Books, and is also available, as text or  podcast, on the LRB website.   Ascherson called his lecture ‘Memories of … Continue reading Neal Ascherson on the idea of Europe: past and possible future