Dark continent is not an easy read but it is a good one with numerous insights to the time between 1919 and the 1990s mazower describes the rise of hitler amid a europe fascinated by nationality and race and tired of democracy and capitalism. Dark continent europes twentieth century 1st edition by mark mazower author visit amazons mark mazower page find all the books read about the author and more see search results for this author are you an author learn about author central mark mazower author 40 out of 5 stars . Dark continent provides an alternative history of the twentieth century one in which the triumph of democracy was anything but a forgone conclusion and fascism and communism provided rival political solutions that battled and sometimes triumphed in an effort to determine the course the continent would take mark mazower strips away myths that . In dark continent mark mazower has turned a bright light onto the frequently murky field of european politics while by no means a comprehensive review of either 20th century europe or even its politics dark continent thoroughly examines the nature of the modern european state. By mark mazower 487 pp new york alfred a knopf 30 dark continent mazowers new history of contemporary europe develops this line of argument through close attention to a number of interwoven themes the first is the fragility of democracy and the discrediting of the liberal vision in the decades following the mayhem of world
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