By Ray Taras
Is Europe certainly uniting or as an alternative falling aside because of anti-immigrant prejudices, a big Islamic inflow, and old intra-European hatreds? This leading edge and fascinating booklet explores the assets of Europe's culture-based divide, arguing that the assumption of 2 Europes is grounded either actually and delusion. The accession strategy that introduced a dozen new participants into the eu Union after 2004 has highlighted the persisting gulf among _old_ and _new_ Europe regardless of the numerous actual boundaries that experience crumbled. Ray Taras examines the treaties, political rhetoric, citizen attitudes, and literary narratives of belonging and separation that either bind and fray the cloth of Europe. all through, this interdisciplinary paintings presents a finished, hard-hitting, and unabashed assessment of ways enlarged Europe embraces contrasting understandings of its political domestic.