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Show More Ruin and Renewal: Civilising Europe after World War Two by Paul Betts.
Profile, 536 pp., £25, November 2020, 978 1 78816 109 1Show More
“... chunks of Ancient Greek from memory.In his original and engrossing book, the Oxford historian Paul Betts, an American who experienced ‘Western Civ’ at first hand, perhaps underplays the classical origins of the idea. ‘Civilisation’ in the classical tradition already incorporated many of its contemporary meanings, from advanced technology and ...”