An Island Apart: Britain, Brexit, and Bonaparte's European Dream

    By Timothy A Spangler

    An Island Apart: Britain, Brexit, and Bonaparte's European Dream

    An Island Apart: Britain, Brexit, and Bonaparte's European Dream

    By Timothy A Spangler

    This is an interesting, humorous read for those interested in an introductory overview of why the U.K. voted to leave the European Union.

    An Island Apart: Britain, Brexit, and Bonaparte's European Dream

    By Timothy Spangler

    An Island Apart: Britain, Brexit, and Bonaparte's European Dream

    An Island Apart: Britain, Brexit, and Bonaparte's European Dream

    By Timothy Spangler

    This is an interesting, humorous read for those interested in an introductory overview of why the U.K. voted to leave the European Union.
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    The book takes a humorous journey, and examines, country by country, the failures of European legal and political institutions that contributed to and led up to the Brexit vote. An Island Apart is a great resource to lawyers who practice international law and businesspeople dealing with the U.K. and the E.U.

    Many titles covering this topic focus on a micro-level on the behind-the-scenes political machinations and maneuvering in the build-up to the June 2016 Brexit referendum. An Island Apart looks at the subject from a more macro-European perspective, focusing on the failure of European legal and political institutions in the years leading up to the BREXIT vote, and attempts to put the historic decision into broader contexts for American readers.

    In short, the purpose of this book is to take Europe off its four-point Corinthian white marble pedestal. The breathless way in which an American journalist describes the “magic” of their first Eurostar train trip from London to Paris does frankly become tiring when heard repeatedly over the years. Rather than indulge in lazy exercises in wish fulfillment, we should instead view the continent with a critical (and at times admittedly cynical) eye to see what practical and pragmatic lessons it can teach us.

    Author Timothy Spangler is the Director of Research of the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy Adjunct Faculty at UCLA Law. Spangler advises on the structuring and operation of a wide variety of investment funds, including hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, mezzanine funds, film funds and funds of funds. He has experience forming and structuring funds in numerous jurisdictions, including the United States, the United Kingdom, the Cayman Islands, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, Bermuda, Mauritius, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany and Ireland. He also advises regularly on the ongoing compliance obligations of investment management firms under the U.S. Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the U.K. Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.

    Praise for An Island Apart

    “This is an important new perspective on Britain, Brexit, and the European Union from one of the most insightful and sage commentators of his generation. With wit and rigor, Timothy Spangler’s captivating and stirring book reveals how the lofty ideals of the EU at its formation have descended with a thump into a self-satisfied, complacent bureaucracy intent on self-preservation. It is a highly engaging book whose stinging message rings true.”

    — Tom Berger, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury

    “Spangler writes with style and seriousness. Unlike so many other books on the same subject, this one is unburdened by agenda. Instead, we get an analytical but humorous take on the idiosyncrasies of European politics and society and Britain’s relationship with both. This is a very fine work.”

    — Tom Rogan, Washington Examiner columnist and “The McLaughlin Group” panelist

    “A timely exploration of soft power, realpolitik, and hard-nosed turkeys voting for Thanksgiving. But An Island Apart reveals the method behind the seeming madness—and what the decision means for the world. I don’t know if we’ll get a hard Brexit or a soft one, but what is certain is that we now have the definitive book on the subject.”

    — Stirling Larkin, global investor columnist, Australian Financial Review (AFR)

    Product Details

    Sponsors

    ABA Book Publishing

    Publishers

    Ankerwycke

    ISBN

    9781641050128

    Page Count

    272

    Product Code

    1620751

    Trim Size

    6 x 9 Hardcover

    Publication Date

    12/20/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Sponsors

    ABA Book Publishing

    Publishers

    Ankerwycke

    ISBN

    9781641050135

    Page Count

    272

    Product Code

    1620751EBK

    Publication Date

    1/25/2018 12:00:00 AM

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