Best of Times, Worst of Times
Memoirs of a Political Education
Author: Walter Laqueur
Walter Laqueur has been writing and teaching for over six decades, primarily in the fields of 20th 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.
Subject: Biography and Letters