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Contesting the origins of European liberty
The EU narrative of Franco-German reconciliation and the eclipse of 1989

Stefan Auer

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Despite western Europe's initially lukewarm response to the people's revolutions of '89, twenty years on the EU claims them as a cornerstone of "European identity". Yet historical gaffes have exposed the pitfalls in attempting to create an all too tidy narrative of Europe's twentieth century, writes Stefan Auer.

(Web Special, pp. 1–15)

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