By John Lukacs
The historian John Lukacs deals a concise heritage of the 20th century--its global wars and chilly battle, its international locations and leaders. the nice issues woven via this lively narrative are inseparable from the author's personal highbrow preoccupations: the fading of liberalism, the increase of populism and nationalism, the achievements and hazards of expertise, and the ongoing democratization of the globe.
The ancient 20th century begun with the 1st global struggle in 1914 and ended seventy-five years later with the cave in of the Soviet Empire in 1989. the fast century observed the tip of eu dominance and the increase of yank energy and impression through the global. the 20th century was once an American century--perhaps the American century. Lukacs explores intimately the phenomenon of nationwide socialism (national socialist events, he reminds us, have outlived the century), Hitler's sole accountability for the second one international struggle, and the an important roles performed by means of his decided competitors Churchill and Roosevelt. among 1939 and 1942 Germany got here towards successful than many of us suppose.
Lukacs casts a troublesome eye on the results of the second one global War--the usually misunderstood Soviet-American chilly war--and on the moving social and political advancements within the a ways and heart East and somewhere else. In an eloquent final meditation at the passing of the 20th century, he displays at the improve of democracy in the course of the international and the constraints of human knowledge.
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