Europe’s new Reformation

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Five hundred years ago a political and religious crisis tore Europe apart. Now the continent is entering another age of schism.

  • Brendan Simms
  • New Statesman

It is no secret that the European Union is in severe crisis. Besides the challenge of Brexit, the established order is threatened by a range of other schismatics and heretics to the south, east and indeed within the…

What is less well understood is that in many ways we have been here before – 500 years ago, when the Reformation tore Europe apart.

Around 1500, most of our continent was shaped by a single geo-ideological and…

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