"Robin Shepherd...explains that Europe's pacifism is not, despite what it likes to believe, a symptom of maturity, but of tiredness, nihilism and suicide. Europeans no longer believe in Europe, they are not prepared to fight for it, and they are unwilling to believe that its enemies are willing to destroy it. So had the Nazis not faced the golden generation but instead the bed-wetter generation, how would history have spanned out?" TELEGRAPH.CO.UK - 7.09.09 "Shepherd's well-documented, elegantly written and powerfully argued book is a must-read for anyone interested in this subject" STANDPOINT - 1.10.09 "very readable, uncompromising and heartfelt book...he should be praised for going against the grain of elite opinion in providing a small antidote to the arsenic that all too often passes for legitimate debate on Israel in today's Europe." -- Rory Miller is Professor at King's College, London SUNDAY BUSINESS POST 27.09.09 "meticulously documented, cogently argued, and brilliantly illuminated book... This is the best book on the Middle East conflict to appear in years, albeit one deeply disquieting for friends of Israel. It should be compulsory reading for all professing interest or expertise on the subject." -- David Conway, senior research fellow at Civitas THE JEWISH CHRONICLE 06.09.09 "a chilling but outstanding analysis of why Europe has turned against Israel, which I commend as essential reading for anyone engaged in Jewish advocacy" JERUSALEM POST "The aim of this book is to trace the roots of the rising hostility to Israel within Europe... The book's central questions are where does all this anti-Israel bias stem from and is it really justified?" GOOD BOOK GUIDE 01.10.09
About the Author
Robin Shepherd is a former senior fellow at Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London, and a former foreign correspondent for the Times in Moscow. The author of Czechoslovakia: The Velvet Revolution and Beyond, he has appeared frequently on the BBC, CNN, and other broadcast outlets.