Ian Kershaw

Wed 10 July 2019

Roller-Coaster: Europe 1950–2017

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in conversation with MATTHEW PARRIS

With a nod to our fortieth anniversary this year, Buxton International Festival is pleased to host political writer, broadcaster, and former politician Matthew Parris talking to one of Britain’s most distinguished historians Sir Ian Kershaw FBA about his new book Roller-Coaster. The years 1950–2017 have brought peace and relative prosperity to most of Europe. The catastrophic era of the World Wars has receded into an ever-more distant past, yet still continues to shape mentalities. Two of our most erudite commentators debate what it means to be European.