In Search of Europe: Portraits of the Non-Communist West

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In Search of Europe: Portraits of the Non-Communist West

By Guido Piovene
St. Martin, 1975
342 pp. $12.50
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A well-known Italian journalist, who died in November 1974, collected his vivid impressions of Western Europe in the early 1970s. One chapter per country, full of aperçus and often pained reflections by a conservative who is angered at Europe's fashionable self-depreciation: "This European contrition disgusts me even more than the colonialism for which I am supposed to do penance."

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