'In 'The Paradox of German Power,' a punchy and persuasive survey of 150 years of German foreign policy, Hans Kundnani argues that history has returned to Europe. His first book, 'Utopia or Auschwitz,' was an excellent study of the hold that Germany's Nazi past retains on the moral imagination of leading politicians like Joschka Fischer. But his conclusions are sobering. 'The Europe that is emerging from the crisis,' he warns, 'is not so much German as chaotic'.' --Wall Street Journal
'A major contribution to our understanding of the evolution of contemporary Europe.' --Anthony Giddens
'This is an intelligent, [...] lively and well-written survey of recent German foreign policy and Hans Kundnani's emphasis on Germany as a geo-economic power will be influential.' --International Affairs
Hans Kundnani is Editorial Director at the European Council on Foreign Relations, having previously worked as a journalist for The Guardian, The Observer, Financial Times, Prospect and the Times Literary Supplement. He is the author of Utopia or Auschwitz: Germany's 1968 Generation and the Holocaust, also published by Hurst.