By Marco Mariano

In this quantity, essays by way of students from either side of the Atlantic open new views at the building of the "Atlantic neighborhood" in the course of global warfare II and the early chilly conflict years. in response to unique methods bringing jointly diplomatic historical past and the background of tradition and concepts, the e-book exhibits how atlantism got here to supply a great ideological starting place for the protection group of North American and eu countries which took form within the Forties. the belief of a transatlantic neighborhood in keeping with shared histories, values, and political and financial associations used to be instrumental to the construction of the Atlantic Alliance, and partially debts for the continued life of the Atlantic partnership after the chilly warfare. even as, this research breaks new flooring through arguing that the emergence of the assumption of "Atlantic group" additionally mirrored deeper tendencies in transatlantic kinfolk; in reality, it was once the result of the re-definition of "the West" end result of the upward push of the U.S. and the decline of Europe within the foreign area throughout the first half the 20 th Century.

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