A hugely ambitious and panoramic political book, of a sort rarely attempted in our era of quick leader biographies and reheated histories of the second world war. --Andy Beckett, Guardian
A masterly historical survey of the European project, coupled with a critique of its current failings, is just what the EU needs. --Economist
A powerful and lucid intelligence. Eric Hobsbawm, New Statesman The New Old World brings home the complex internal political terrains of the main European countries, and stands as a richly detailed, learned, readable and lucid discussion. --Kerry Brown, International Affairs
About the Author
Perry Anderson is the author of Spectrum, Lineages of the Absolutist State, Considerations on Western Marxism, Arguments in English Marxism, In the Tracks of Historical Materialism, A Zone of Engagement and The Origins of Postmodernity. He teaches history at UCLA, and serves on the editorial board of New Left Review.