Europe’s new Reformation
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…