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Perry Anderson's The New Old World reviewed in the Nation

Clara Heyworth 7 April 2010

In his review of The New Old World for the Nation, Mark Mazower declares the new book "as insightful, combative and invigorating as its illustrious predecessors." The illustrious precessors in question include Spectrum, Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism and Lineages of the Absolutist State.

Given Anderson's long and intimate engagement with Europe, both as an editor of the New Left Review and a regular contributor to the London Review of Booksfor the past two decades, one looks forward to what one gets—a bracing assault from somewhere on the left on the conventional Europieties, and new perspectives on the evolution, and likely future trajectory, of one of the most important political and cultural experiments of our time.

Visit the Nationto read the review in full.

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