Walter Laqueur obituary

Distinguished historian, journalist and scholar who focused on terrorism, the Holocaust and the decline of EuropeThe contemporary historian and journalist Walter Laqueur, who has died aged 97, made the great issues of the past century accessible to a wide readership in the almost 100 book titles that bear his name as author or editor.His own experience of political upheaval started with fleeing Nazi Germany as a teenager, and his work helped create the academic study of communism, nazism, fascism and terrorism, continuing to the present day with The Future of Terrorism (with Christopher Wall, 2018). He taught at a number of universities and was consulted by policymakers in Washington, who valued his sober, non-ideological take on contemporary affairs. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-10-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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