By Mark Mazower
Dark Continent offers an alternate heritage of the 20th century, one within which the triumph of democracy used to be whatever yet a forgone end and fascism and communism supplied rival political ideas that battled and infrequently triumphed which will ensure the path the continent might take.
Mark Mazower strips away myths that experience comforted us considering that global struggle II, revealing Europe as an entity continually engaged in a bloody venture of self-invention. Here is a background no longer of inevitable victories and ahead marches, yet of slim squeaks and unforeseen twists, the place townships boast a bronze of Mussolini on horseback one second, basically to soften it down and recast it as a couple of noble partisans the next. Unflinching, clever, Dark Continent presents a provocative imaginative and prescient of Europe's earlier, current, and future-and confirms Mark Mazower as a historian of beneficial gifts.
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Dark Continent: Europe's Twentieth Century by Mark Mazower