"Vienna remains provincial and unimportant, Weyr writes, and 'the city's culture in the twenty-first century is all in the past,' another victim of a tragic time. A solid, well-written history of a city undone."
In 1938, that year of Anschluss, Adolf Hitler promised that he would "give a proper setting" to the pearl that was Vienna. He remade the city indeed, writes Vienna native and now American journalist Weyr, but with far from lustrous results.
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