Timothy Garton Ash

Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford. A new edition of his book The Magic Lantern: The Revolution of ’89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, and Prague will be published this fall.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, Budapest, February 2015

Is Europe Disintegrating?

Did the post-wall era end, sometime between the high point of 2005 and the low of today?

Europe Since 1989: A History

by Philipp Ther, translated from the German by Charlotte Hughes-Kreutzmüller

The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe

by Joseph E. Stiglitz

Europe Entrapped

by Claus Offe

The Euro Trap: On Bursting Bubbles, Budgets, and Beliefs

by Hans-Werner Sinn

Der Euro: Von der Friedensidee zum Zankapfel

by Hans-Werner Sinn

La fin du rêve européen

by François Heisbourg

What Is Populism?

by Jan-Werner Müller

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January 19, 2017 issue

A Stasi official observing the interrogation of the lover of an East German playwright whose loyalty to the state is questioned, in Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s film The Lives of Others, 2006


Censors at Work: How States Shaped Literature

by Robert Darnton

October 23, 2014 issue

Aung San Suu Kyi standing in front of a painting of her father, General Aung San, Rangoon, October 2011

‘Choices for an Uncrowned Queen’

The Roadmap

by Suragamika

Bones Will Crow: 15 Contemporary Burmese Poets

edited and translated from the Burmese by Ko Ko Thett and James Byrne

June 6, 2013 issue

Malala Yousufzai, a Pakistani schoolgirl from the Swat Valley who was shot by the Taliban in early October for advocating education for girls. She is now receiving medical care in Birmingham, England.

Freedom & Diversity: A Liberal Pentagram for Living Together

Europe’s Angry Muslims: The Revolt of the Second Generation

by Robert S. Leiken

Muslims in Europe: A Report on 11 EU Cities

by the Open Society Institute

The Emancipation of Europe’s Muslims: The State’s Role in Minority Integration

by Jonathan Laurence

The New Religious Intolerance: Overcoming the Politics of Fear in an Anxious Age

by Martha C. Nussbaum

Immigrant Nations

by Paul Scheffer, translated from the Dutch by Liz Waters

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November 22, 2012 issue

Thilo Sarrazin, left, a former finance ministry official who resigned as a director of the Bundesbank after the publication of his controversial book Germany Abolishes Itself, at a ceremony in Mainz to honor the comedian Lars Reichow, January 2011

Germans, More or Less

Deutschland Schafft Sich Ab: Wie wir unser Land aufs Spiel setzen (Germany Abolishes Itself: How We Are Putting Our Country at Risk)

by Thilo Sarrazin

February 24, 2011 issue

Anti-government demonstrators in Wenceslas Square, Prague, November 20, 1989


1989: The Struggle to Create Post–Cold War Europe

by Mary Elise Sarotte

Uncivil Society: 1989 and the Implosion of the Communist Establishment

by Stephen Kotkin, with a contributionby Jan T. Gross

Der Vorhang Geht Auf: Das Ende der Diktaturen in Osteuropa

by György Dalos

The Year That Changed the World: The Untold Story Behind the Fall of the Berlin Wall

by Michael Meyer

Histoire secrète de la chutedu mur de Berlin

by Michel Meyer

Revolution 1989: The Fall of the Soviet Empire

by Victor Sebestyen

The Fall of the Berlin Wall: The Revolutionary Legacy of 1989

edited by Jeffrey A. Engel

There Is No Freedom Without Bread! 1989 and the Civil War That Brought Down Communism

by Constantine Pleshakov

Tear Down This Wall: A City, a President, and the Speech That Ended the Cold War

by Romesh Ratnesar

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November 5, 2009 issue

The Road from Danzig

Beim Häuten der Zwiebel

by Günter Grass

Dummer August

by Günter Grass

Ein Buch, Ein Bekenntnis: Die Debatte um Günter Grass' "Beim Häuten der Zwiebel"

by Martin Kölbel

Peeling the Onion

by Günter Grass, translated from the German by Michael Henry Heim

August 16, 2007 issue

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