Decision Time: Britain and Europe, Review of Donald Prater's Thomas Mann: A Life

Review of Donald Prater's Thomas Mann: A Life (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995).

Issue: Summer 1996

Review of Donald Prater's Thomas Mann: A Life (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995).

Earlier this year, events provided a fitting commentary on the mixture of tragedy and farce that has been the history of the ill-starred attempt to create a European super-state. When the "Intergovernmental Conference" (IGC) convened at Turin on March 29, 1996, to revise the Treaty of Maastricht with a view to expanding the membership of the European Union, the main topic turned out to be "mad cow disease" (BSE) and its alleged link to Creutzfeld-Jacob disease (CJD).

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