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  • The Middle East in Transition

    Studies in Contemporary History

    Edited by Walter Z. Laqueur

    This collection of essays, first published in 1958, presents analyses by some 34 specialists on key political and social trends in the Middle East. They take the reader through the history of the Middle East to help reveal the background behind the changes that took place in the middle of the…

    Paperback – 2018-05-09
    Routledge Library Editions: History of the Middle East

  • Fin de Siecle and Other Essays on America and Europe

    Edited by Walter Laqueur

    The essays collected in Fin de Siècle and Other Essays on America and Europe cover the political and cultural spectrum of our time, specifically the rise, fall, and reemergence of radical movements of what was once called the extreme left and right. If the essays have a common denominator,…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05

  • Routledge Revivals: Young Germany (1962)

    A History of the German Youth Movement

    By Walter Laqueur

    First published in 1962, this book examines Germany’s Free Youth Movement, a revolt of the younger generation in Germany from 1896 to 1933. This movement was one of the most significant factors in shaping modern Germany. Laqueur, who grew up in Germany, retraces the history of the movement, its…

    Hardback – 2017-12-20
    Routledge Revivals

  • Optimism in Politics

    Reflections on Contemporary History

    By Walter Laqueur

    This new collection by Walter Laqueur, one of the most distinguished historians and political commentators of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, vividly brings to life his perspective on fifty years of political life. The essays in this volume deal with events ranging from more than seventy…

    Paperback – 2017-11-15

  • European Peace Movements and the Future of the Western Alliance

    Edited by Walter Laqueur

    This extraordinary compendium concerns the future of the Western alliance and the development of the peace movements in Europe and in the United States. The peace movement is an old phenomenon given new life by NATO decisions concerning nuclear deployment in Europe and the Soviet responses along…

    Paperback – 2017-10-06

  • The Struggle for the Middle East

    The Soviet Union and the Middle East, 1958-68

    By Walter Laqueur

    This book, first published in 1969, surveys Soviet policies and Middle Eastern responses during the turbulent 1960s. It deals with changing moods of Turkey and Iran, the Arab-Israeli conflict in the context of big power rivalry in the Middle East, the Russian naval presence in the Mediterranean,…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02
    Routledge Library Editions: War and Security in the Middle East

  • Harvest of a Decade

    Disraelia and Other Essays

    By Walter Laqueur

    This is a selection of essays written during the first decade of the twenty-first century, by a figure widely acknowledged as the conscience of European liberalism. In Walter Laqueur's lifetime, there have been more acutely dangerous situations, such as the coming of a world war or the seemingly…

    Paperback – 2017-09-28

  • Reflections of a Veteran Pessimist

    Contemplating Modern Europe, Russia, and Jewish History

    By Walter Laqueur

    Having been exposed early in life to the dangers of extreme nationalism, journalist and historian Walter Laqueur chose to align his thinking with Victor Hugo’s ideal of a “European Brotherhood” where the European nations would merge into a “superior unit” overcoming war and strife. However, as time…

    Hardback – 2017-06-06

  • A History of Terrorism

    Expanded Edition

    By Walter Laqueur

    Terrorism is often mistakenly thought of as a modern phenomenon, but it goes back quite some time. A History of Terrorism charts the history of political terror from nineteenth-century Europe to the multinational operations of Arab and other groups today. The question is: What is its true impact…

    Paperback – 2016-08-30

  • The Political Psychology of Appeasement

    Finlandization and Other Unpopular Essays

    By Walter Laqueur

    First published in the 1980s, The Political Psychology of Appeasement contains some of the most influential political journalism of the 1970s. The author, a leading contemporary historian and commentator on international affairs, provides an incisive critique of the weaknesses and inconsistencies…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29

  • The Terrible Secret

    Suppression of the Truth About Hitler's "Final Solution"

    By Walter Laqueur

    This book seeks to answer three vital questions about the worldwide response to Hitler's "Final Solution": When did information about the genocide first become known to Jews and non-Jews? Through what channels was this information transmitted? What was the reaction of those who received word of the…

    Paperback – 2012-10-15

  • Weimar

    A Cultural History

    Edited by Walter Laqueur

    The term "Weimar culture," while generally accepted, is in some respects unsatisfactory, if only because political and cultural history seldom coincides in time. Expressionism was not born with the defeat of the Imperial German army, nor is there any obvious connection between abstract painting and…

    Paperback – 2011-06-30

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