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Fractured Continent

Europe's Crises and the Fate of the West
Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Politics
3.5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Fractured Continent is an urgent examination of how the political and social volatility in Europe impacts the United States and the rest of the world. The dream of a United States of Europe is unraveling in the wake of several crises now afflicting the continent. The single Euro currency threatens to break apart amid bitter arguments between rich northern creditors and poor southern debtors. Russia is back as an aggressive power, annexing Crimea, supporting rebels in eastern Ukraine, and waging media and cyber warfare against the West. Marine Le Pen's National Front won a record thirty-four percent of the French presidential vote despite the election of Emmanuel Macron. Europe struggles to cope with nearly two million refugees who fled conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa. Britain has voted to leave the European Union after forty-three years, the first time a member state has opted to quit the world's leading commercial bloc. At the same time, President Trump has vowed to pursue America First policies that may curtail U.S. security guarantees and provoke trade conflicts with its allies abroad.

©2017 William Drozdiak (P)2017 Tantor

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"A timely, useful study of how the new reality of a 'post-Washington Europe' may revive old demons of nationalism." ( Kirkus)

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Awfully biased

Very bias from the start and read by really irritating chap. I was looking for an unbiased fact based read. This is not it. Stopped listening shortly after starting.

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  • Stevie
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  • 14-11-18

Ignorance or propaganda

listening to this just made me angry. I tried other chapters but they also infuriated me. Whether its the Greek 'bailout' or Brexit, the author either has no idea what has written about or is an overzealous spin doctor writing boilerplate globalist propaganda.

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