"One of the world's great historians, unrivalled in his ability to master and synthesize vast historical literatures."–Jeet Heer, New Republic
"Perry Anderson's Ever Closer Union?
provides an elegantly savage critique of the European Union. Many of the arguments and themes may be familiar–years of rowing over Brexit will do that to an audience–but few deliver the lines with the poise of Anderson. What ultimately emerges from the pages of Ever Closer Union?
is the EU not as its defenders imagine it to be, but as it really is: an oligarchic institution, built over and against the peoples of Europe."–Tim Black, Spiked
"Anderson's latest book draws on his characteristic method of meticulous and staggering range of reference ... His style, with its combative strain, can never be accused of being 'dull, technical, infested with jargon'–faults he ascribes to much literature on the European Union."–Gordon Parsons, Morning Star
"Perry Anderson's critical analysis of the European Union is a devastating indictment of liberal complacency."–David Jamieson, Jacobin
"An incisive and challenging critique of the European integration process. The book could be read for one eye-opening section alone. Witty, aphoristic and cogent."–European Political Science