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Free World: America, Europe and the Surprising Future of the West

By |2018-03-21T18:28:37+01:00November 1st, 2005|Recent Reviews|

By Timothy Garton Ash

Vintage, 2005. 304 pages.


arton Ash spent the early part of his career following the democracy movements in the Communist East Bloc. Here, he argues convincingly that helping advance freedom in places where subjugation still dominates is in the strategic interest of the West. He critically parses the political differences between the United States, Britain and Europe, but does not succumb to the leftist temptation to demonize Americans and American foreign policy.

The provocative and necessary discussion Garton Ash begins in the book continues on his site:

About the Author:

Kate Swoger is too-rapidly approaching middle age. Following a young woman’s not-so-erotic journey from Montreal to Middle Europe, she settled in Toronto, where she works for CBC Radio. On her last birthday, she decided to write a short story for every month of the year, in an effort to become a published author. Her first story was recently printed in the Vancouver magazine Front, making her instantly immortal.