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In Europe's Shadow: Two Cold Wars and a Thirty-Year Journey Through Romania and Beyond

In Europe's Shadow: Two Cold Wars and a Thirty-Year Journey Through Romania and Beyond

作者  /  Robert D. Kaplan

出版社 / Penguin Random House LLC

出版日期 / 2016/02/09

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$630

售價 / 9折, NT$ 567

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被《外交政策》雜誌 (Foreign Policy) 譽為世界百大思想家、《紐約時報》暢銷作家Robert D. Kaplan,繼在《Asia’s Cauldron》裡,將目光聚焦於南海地區,分析21世紀的衝突最前線之後,在新作中,藉由分析羅馬尼亞的各個層面,深入探索俄國與歐洲面臨的危機。

1970年代,當Robert Kaplan仍是一名年輕記者時,造訪在蘇聯共產黨統治下,呈現一灘死水、前景黯淡的羅馬尼亞。當時的羅馬尼亞,是歐洲最黑暗的角落之一,幾乎沒有人對它投以任何關注。然而,作者自當時起,開啟對於羅馬尼亞幾乎長達一生的迷戀,它經常受到忽略,卻是了解現今俄國成為歐洲威脅的關鍵國家。


羅馬尼亞雜揉東西歐文化的元素,曾出現希特勒在國外的主要共犯、獨裁者揚.安東內斯庫 (Ion Antonescu),也受過前羅馬尼亞總統尼古拉.西奧塞古的共黨殘酷統治。關於羅馬尼亞過去與現在的種種,包括於冷戰時期,槁木死灰的民眾在首都布加勒斯特 (Bucharest) 排著隊,等著領取麵包;在幾世紀的歷史上,飽受外敵入侵的Bărăgan Steppe;座落於黑海運河的嚴峻集中營,以及位於外西凡尼亞 (Transylvania) 的高聳歌德式教堂尖塔。作者與眾多過去的思想家對話,並與現代哲學家、教士與政治人物展開談話,他們致力於在俄國勢力崛起的當今,讓人文主義的火焰,在羅馬尼亞得以傳承。

本書為花費三十年的大師之作,融合回憶錄、遊記、新聞寫作與歷史,呈現的不僅是一名記者的成長,也是一個國家的蛻變。藉由羅馬尼亞的角度,作者檢視更宏觀的問題,包括地裡、帝國主義、在國際關係中命運所扮演的角色、冷戰、大屠殺等。《In Europe's Shadow》是一部扣人心弦的旅程,帶領讀者走過歐洲邊境的國家,分析在後現代時期,將決定歐洲命運的各方勢力。

From the New York Times bestselling author Robert D. Kaplan, named one of the world s Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine, comes a riveting journey through one of Europe s pivotal frontier countries and a potent examination of the forces that will determine Europe s fate in the postmodern age. 
Robert Kaplan first visited Romania in the 1970s, when he was a young journalist and the country was a bleak Communist backwater. It was one of the darkest corners of Europe during the Cold War, but few Westerners were paying attention. What ensued was a lifelong obsession with a critical, often overlooked country a country that, today, is key to understanding the current threat that Russia poses to Europe. In Europe s Shadow is a vivid blend of memoir, travelogue, journalism, and history, a masterly work thirty years in the making the story of a journalist coming of age, and a country struggling to do the same. Through the lens of one country, Kaplan examines larger questions of geography, imperialism, the role of fate in international relations, the Cold War, the Holocaust, and more.
Here Kaplan illuminates the fusion of the Latin West and the Greek East that created Romania, the country that gave rise to Ion Antonescu, Hitler s chief foreign accomplice during World War II, and the country that was home to the most brutal strain of Communism under Nicolae Ceau escu. Romania past and present are rendered in breathtakingly cinematic prose: the ashen faces of citizens waiting in bread lines in Cold War era Bucharest; the B r gan Steppe, laid bare by centuries of foreign invasion; the grim labor camps of the Black Sea Canal; the majestic Gothic church spires of Transylvania and Maramure . Kaplan finds himself in dialogue with the great thinkers of the past, and with the Romanians of today, the philosophers, priests, and politicians those who struggle to keep the flame of humanism alive in the era of a resurgent Russia.
Upon his return to Romania in 2013 and 2014, Kaplan found the country transformed yet again now a traveler s destination shaped by Western tastes, yet still emerging from the long shadows of Hitler and Stalin. In Europe s Shadow is the story of an ideological and geographic frontier and the book you must read in order to truly understand the crisis with Russia, and within Europe itself.


誠品26碼 /2681264322008
ISBN 13 /9780812989878
ISBN 10 /0812989872
EAN /9780812989878




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