Best of Times, Worst of Times

Best of Times, Worst of Times

Memoirs of A Political Education

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Walter Laqueur has been writing and teaching for over six decades, primarily in the fields of twentieth century history and politics, always as a shrewd and thoughtful generalist in an age of specialization. In this engaging memoir, Laqueur focuses on the political and historical events that shaped his thinking and that have inspired his intellectual work throughout his life. He discusses living and attending school under Nazism; Marxism, the Soviet Union, and the part he played in Cold War politics; and the image his generation had of Zionism, Israel, and the Middle East. Laqueur shares his views on beltway politics and think tanks, and concludes with a look at guerrilla warfare and terrorism, and the future of Europe.
Publisher: Waltham, Mass. : Brandeis University Press ; Hanover : University Press of New England, c2009.
ISBN: 9781584657989
1584657987
Characteristics: x, 238 p. ; 25 cm.

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