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"In a new book, Steven Hill extols the European social contract for better government services. Life in Europe is more secure, he argues, and therefore more agreeable." -- The Economist
“Steven Hill is a lucid and engaging writer. He makes you sit up and think." -- Financial Times
"Europe’s Promise marshals an impressive army of facts and comparative statistics to show that the United States is behind Europe in nearly every socio-economic category." -- Reuters International
“Timely and provocative...Steven Hill explains why in most areas, it is Europe's economic regulations and social values, not those of the US, that are the most popular models for new democracies. The oldest one should take note.” -- Foreign Affairs
"Steven Hill has just published a book, Europe's Promise, which argues that the European way is the best hope in an insecure age." -- The Guardian.
"Like a reverse Alexis de Tocqueville, Steven Hill dauntlessly explores a society largely unknown to his compatriots back home." -- Hendrik Hertzberg, The New Yorker
"An engrossing book...Hill has a gift for capturing cogent themes in a single image...he examines the evolving trajectory since World War II of Europe's 'fulcrum institutions' on which their societies pivot." -- Providence Journal
"Hill's thesis is that Western Europe treats its people better in many ways than the United States does its people. Read, wonder and galvanize!" -- In the Public Interest
"An important new book...Steven Hill rebuffs many of the distortions we've heard for years about Europe's supposedly broken economic system. Europe has a vibrant, capitalistic economy — but one with a heart AND a brain." -- Oakland Tribune
"U.S. militarism has long been a core part of the American Way,” writes Steven Hill in Europe’s Promise, that compares the US and Europe.” -- Reuters International
"Hill is surely right in saying that Europe’s prosperous, peaceful, democratic social market economy looks attractive when contrasted with the excessively deregulated United States or with China's politically repressive capitalism." -- Financial Times
If you don't know a lot about european business policies, including health care, this is a terrific read. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Matthew S. Custer
Admittedly reading this book was akin to fingernails on a chalkboard. Never-the-less I persevered. Unllike other positive reviews by searchers (as the author) for some utopia, I... Read morePublished on June 13, 2012 by Alan J Tedeschi
Europe's Promise - Steven Hill 2010 NjW review 07-31-11
When I buy non-fiction, I don't really care if the guy gets the girl (or the guy, or the camel, whatever). Read more
Originally from good "Old Europe" myself, I have lived in the U.S. for almost 10 years by now. The U.S. is a great place to live ... Read morePublished on January 27, 2011 by Reader
I have to recommend this book to Americans glued to the economic propaganda system in effect, which dispenses little but market fanaticism and disinformation. Read morePublished on December 28, 2010 by John C. Landon
Let me start off by saying that I have lived for 35 years in the U.S. and for 8+ in Europe (Germany, mostly).
I overall agree with the author. Read more
A thorough comparison of the quality of life, environmental practices, health care options, politics and economic policies between Europe and the United States. Read morePublished on November 23, 2010 by TPB
My main concern is to add another '5' to the evaluations of this fine book. All politically concerned Americans should read this book to learn that there is a viable alternative... Read morePublished on October 8, 2010 by Thomas Atwater
Steven Hill produced a readable analysis of the strengths of the European economy and approach to the well being of their citizens. Read morePublished on July 14, 2010 by Ray