How Austria Became What it is Today
Paul Lendvai, grand seigneur of journalism, examines Austria’s development since World War II. His focus is on the critical analysis of those personalities who shaped the weal and woe of the country.
Paul Lendvai knows them all, the greats of politics. In The Many Trials of Austria, he draws direct lines from contemporary history to the present. In doing so, he makes clear how politics is shaped by charismatic personalities, how anti-Semitic and xenophobic resentment appear in Austria, and why people succumb to political seducers time and again. His analyses are clear and razor-sharp, the way Lendvai’s audience has always known and appreciated them, and at the same time they are shaped by a deep love for this country.