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Bernard Wasserstein

Since the Second World War, Glasgow, the 'second city of the empire', has suffered a dramatic fall. Today it is Britain's poorest, most indebted, and most socially troubled metropolis. Its population has dwindled by nearly half. Its staple industries have vanished. Other British cities too have declined, but in none has the downward spiral seemed so precipitous. Drawing on his memories of Glasgow in the 1950s, and in particular of three institutions with which he was intimately associated,

Fri, January 23, 2009 | Tom Lea Rooms, HRC 3.206

3:00 PM

Bernard Wasserstein was born in London in 1948 but spent most of his childhood in Glasgow. He was educated at Balliol and Nuffield Colleges, Oxford. He has taught at Oxford, Sheffield, and Glasgow Universities, and at Brandeis and the University of Chicago where he is now Ulrich and Harriet Meyer Professor of History. He is the author of nine books, including The British in Palestine (1978), Britain and the Jews of Europe, 1939-1945 (1979), The Secret Lives of Trebitsch Lincoln (1988), Herbert Samuel (1992), and, most recently, Barbarism and Civilization: A History

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