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Paperback Old Europe, New Europe, Core Europe: Translantic Relations After the Iraq War Book

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ISBN13: 9781844675203

Old Europe, New Europe, Core Europe: Translantic Relations After the Iraq War

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Shortly after the hostilities of the Iraq War were declared to have come to an end, the renowned philosopher Jurgen Habermas, with the endorsement of Jacques Derrida, published a manifesto invoking the notion of a "core Europe," distinct from both the British and the "new" European candidates for EU membership, and defined above all by its secular, Enlightenment and social-democratic traditions. A key component of the manifesto was its insistence...

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Superb collection

A group of writers as diverse as Europe itself contribute to this fantastic collection of essays. Some were better than others. The usual suspects include Jurgen Habermas, Jacques Derrida, Umberto Eco, Richard Rorty, and Susan Sontag. The topics range from European identity, the EU and international relations, and the contested defintion of "continental" in "continental philosophy." As the riots in Paris have shown this past few weeks, the defintion of a "true" or "core" European is imploding. This book is a better guide than any "Europe in 60 days" or "Your guide to 'the grand tour'" and should be a travelling companion sold alongside zagat guides.
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