New Book Examines Relationship between Europe and America; Edited by Hoover Fellow Tod Lindberg

Thursday, December 9, 2004
"Tod Lindberg, the brilliant editor of Policy Review, has assembled a dazzling collection of provocative essays that broaden and deepen our understanding of the division between the United States and Europe."
—Robert Kagan, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and author, Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New World Order

In Beyond Paradise and Power: Europe, America and the Future of a Troubled Partnership (Routledge, 2004), the strained relationship between the two powers is examined. Tod Lindberg, Hoover research fellow and editor of Policy Review, opens the book by analyzing current transatlantic relations and how they have evolved since September 11, 2001.

The question of what, if any, common ground Europe and the United States share is discussed, not only by Lindberg in the introduction but throughout the book by the authors of the essays. As a starting place, Lindberg said, he asked the authors "for their own distinct assessments of the state of the transatlantic relationship, the structural and other considerations underlying the relationship, and the direction the relationship is likely to be going." The essays are then separated into three sections titled "The Emerging Crisis," The View from Europe," and "American Power and Its Discontents."

Contributing authors to the book, in addition to Lindberg, include Gilles Andreani, head of policy planning in the French Foreign Ministry; Anne Applebaum, columnist for the Washington Post and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gulag: A History; Peter Berkowitz, Hoover research fellow and associate professor of law at George Mason University; Ivo H. Daalder, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution; Steven Erlanger, New York Times cultural news editor; Francis Fukuyama, Johns Hopkins University professor; Timothy Garton Ash, Hoover senior fellow and author of Free World; Wolfgang Ischinger, German ambassador to the United States; Walter Russell Mead, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations; Kalypso Nicolaidis, Oxford University lecturer; and Simon Serfaty, Old Dominion University professor.

Beyond Paradise and Power: Europe, America and the Future of a Troubled Partnership
Edited by Tod Lindberg
ISBN: 0-415-95051-1 $18.95 hardcover
245 pages October 2004