The Idea of Europe

The Idea of Europe

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The Idea of Europe finds George Steiner reckoning with Europe from a number of different angles. ?Europe,?? he writes, ?is the place where Goethe?s garden almost borders on Buchenwald, where the house of Corneille abuts on the market-place in which Joan of Arc was hideously done to death.?? It is, in other words, a continent rich with contradiction, whose many tensions?cultural, social, political, economic, and religious?have for centuries conspired to pull it apart,… (more)