Overy’s Morbid Age

I note the appearance of Richard Overy’s new study of the period between the wars, mainly since it looks at the ‘presentiment of impending disaster’ which Overy sees as characterising the period. From the reviews, it seems that Archbishop Lang features among Overy’s subjects. I haven’t yet read it, but there is perhaps a particular type of Christian pessimism at that time which would certainly bear more investigation.
It is reviewed at length by Eric Hobsbawm in the London Review of Books.

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