Episode 10,

The EU: Trouble in Paradise

Steve Erlanger, Timothy Garton Ash, Plus the Recommended Reading Feature

The institutions that created an extraordinary era of peace and security in Europe face an existential crisis.

The institutions that created an extraordinary era of peace and security in Europe face an existential crisis. Torn by internal divisions and challenged by an aggressive Russia, the European Union and NATO struggle to sustain support amid a wave of populism. Conversations with Steven Erlanger, London Bureau Chief of the New York Times, and Timothy Gaston Ash, Professor of European Studies at Oxford University, on the French Presidential election, nationalism and the erosion of liberal democracy.

Guests

Steve Erlanger has been the London Bureau Chief for the New York Times since 2013. He has also served as bureau chief in several other European capitals, including Moscow, as well as in the Middle East and Asia.

https://twitter.com/StevenErlanger

Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies at Oxford University and a Senior Fellow At the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.  He also writes columns for The New York Review of Books and the Guardian. His most recent book is Free Speech: Ten principles For A Connected World.

http://www.timothygartonash.com/biography.html

https://www.amazon.com/Free-Speech-Principles-Connected-World/dp/0300161166

Recommended Reading Feature

Major General Mike Davidson (retired) recommends Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance.

https://www.amazon.com/Hillbilly-Elegy-Memoir-Family-Culture/dp/0062300547