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Monthly Archives: September 2007

Liberation or catastrophe?

Sir Michael Howard’s Liberation or Catastrophe? (Hambledon Continuum, £25) is an emphatic commentary on the West’s continuing struggle to deal with the basic legacy of the Enlightenment: ‘the freedom to starve’. Beginning with the rise of nations, Sir Michael analyses a century-long global war which destroyed the old European order and witnessed a maelstrom of [...]