David Gress
Foredragsholder/Lecturer
Historiker/Historian
Samfundsdebattør/Social commentator
Forfatter/Writer
Ph.d. i historie/Ph.D. in history
 

Contact:
Phone +45  2363
2282
E-mail:
gress@stofanet.dk

 
 
I. Books
In progress with expected completion date:
2017
The Spanish Civil War: A New History. Ca. 400 pp.
To see a summary click here. Se dispositionen her.

 

 
Published Sole Publications
2014
EU Europas FJENDE.
Peter la Cours Forlag
174 pp.

Bogen er såvel en sønderlemmende kritik af EU og et lidenskabeligt forsvar for det Europa, hvis rester vi stadig ser omkring os.
2011
Egne Veje.
Forlaget CEPOS
460 pp.

Erindringer fra et liv i
debat med samtiden.
2007
Velstandens kilder.
(The Sources of Prosperity).
Borgen, Copenhagen.
In Danish, 324 pp.
2005
Det bedste guld. En bog om frihed.
(The most precious gold: A book
about freedom)
Indsigt Press.
In Danish, 208 pp.
1998
From Plato to NATO: The Idea of
the West and its Opponents.

New York: Free Press, 624 pp.
Chinese edition 2007.
1996
USA mellem drøm og virkelighed: Amerikanernes syn på sig selv og verden efter den Kolde Krig (The US between dream and reality: How Americans see themselves and the world after the Cold War).  Copenhagen: Danish Institute of International Affairs.  In Danish, 120 pp.
1991
Den rådvilde supermagt.  Amerikansk Europapolitik i støbeskeen (The perplexed superpower:  Recasting US policy toward Europe).  Copenhagen: Committee on Security and Disarmament.  In Danish, 112 pp.
1985
Peace and Survival: West Germany, the Peace Movement, and European Security. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press. 296 pp.
1981
The "Gesta Innocentii Tertii": Introduction, Text and Commentary (Ph D thesis).  Ann Arbor: University Microfilms.  546 pp.
1978
Demokrati eller? (Democracy, or else).  Copenhagen: Samleren.  In Danish, 248 pp.
 
Joint Publications
2006
20 begivenheder der skabte Danmark.
Kasper Elbjørn og David Gress.
Forlaget CEPOS
2005
Bushs Amerika (Bush's America).
With Jørgen Dragsdahl, Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard and Niels Bjerre Poulsen.
Forlaget Ræson.
My contribution 150 pp.
1985
Peace and Survival: West
Germany, the Peace Movement,
and European Security.

Standford: Hoover Institution Press.
296 pp.
2006 
revised edition of (2005)
2005 
Bushs Amerika (Bush’s America).  With Jørgen Dragsdahl, Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard and Niels Bjerre Poulsen.  Forlaget Ræson.  My contribution 150 pp.
1993
A History of West Germany 1945-1991 (with Dennis L. Bark).  Revised and expanded edition of A History of West Germany (see 1989).  Oxford and Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell Publishers.  613 + 881 pp.
1992
Histoire de l'Allemagne depuis 1945.  Paris: Robert Laffont. French translation of (1989), expanded
1989
A History of West Germany (with Dennis L. Bark). Vol. 1: From Shadow to Substance 1945-1963.  Vol. 2: Democracy and its Discontents 1963-1988.  Oxford and Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell Publishers
 
Edited volumes
2006
Tyve begivenheder der skabte Danmark (Twenty Events that Created Denmark). Co-edited with Kasper Elbjørn.  Gyldendal.  In Danish, 356 pp.
 
II. Book
Contributions and Shorter Independently Published Works
2006
Tyve begivenheder der skabte Danmark (Twenty Events that Created Denmark). Co-edited with Kasper Elbjørn.  Gyldendal.  In Danish, 356 pp.
2009 a
"Alexis de Tocqueville"  In Henrik Gade-Jensen, ed., Konservative tænkere (Conservative thinkers).  Copenhagen: Gyldendal
2009 b
 "J. R. R. Tolkien."  Ibid.
2006
Chapters on The Reformation, 17th-Century Wars with Sweden, and the Danish-German War of 1864.  In Tyve begivenheder (see above); 105 pp.
2001
The Nordic Countries.  In Howard Wiarda, ed., European Politics in the Age of Globalization (Harcourt College Publishers).   82 pp.
1998 a
 Hvor ny er den nye verdensorden? (How new is the new world order?).  Fokus 1998, no. 1.  Danish Institute of International Affairs
1998 b
"Amerikansk konservatisme" (American conservatism).  In Michael Jalving, ed., Liberal og konservativ tænkning idag.  Copenhagen: Gunbak
1992
"Conservatism in Europe and America."  In Kleomenis S. Koutsoukis, Commemorative Volume Presented on the 60th Anniversary of the Panteios School of Political Sciences.  Athens: Panteion University
1991
"The New Germany: A Return to Power Politics?"  In J.J.Lee and Walter Korter, eds., Europe in Transition: Political, Economic, and Security Prospects for the 1990s.  Austin, Texas: Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
1988 a
"The Nordic Countries," in Gerald Dorfman and Peter Duignan, eds., The Politics of Europe. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press
1988 b
"Netherlands."  Yearbook of International Communist Affairs.  Stanford: Hoover Institution Press
1986
"Udviklingstanken i middelalderen" (The idea of evolution in the Middle Ages).  In Niels Bonde, Jesper Hoffmeyer and Henrik Stangerup, eds., Naturens historiefortællere  (Historians of the natural world) vol. 1.  Copenhagen: Gads Forlag.  In Danish
1980
"Trends in the Scandinavian Left."  In Douglas Eden & Peter Short, eds., Political Change in Europe.  Oxford: Basil Blackwell
 
Academic Journal Articles
2004 a
"C’è qualcosa di marcio nella Danimarca" (There’s Something Rotten in Denmark) Global FP, May-June
2004 b
"Konservatisme og religion i USA" (Conservatism and Religion in the U.S.) Lettre internationale no. 5
1999
"Multiculturalism in History: Hellenic and Roman Antiquity."  Orbis 43: 553-73
1997
"The Drama of Modern Western Identity."  Orbis 41:525-44
1996 a
"Is the West Religious or Secular?" Orbis 40:415-27
1996 b
"Italiens lange rejse mod Europa" (Italy’s long journey towards Europe), Udenrigs (journal of the Danish Foreign Policy Society) 51, 2
1996 c
"Del og hersk: USA efter valget" (Divide et impera: the US after the elections), Udenrigs 51,4
1992
"USA og Europa i 1990rne" (The US and Europe in the 1990s).  Udenrigs 47, 2
1991
"The Politics of German Unification."  In William P. Farr and Nils H. Wessell, eds., The New Europe.  Proceedings of the Academy of Political Science 38, 1
1990
"Raymond Aron: Philosopher of Liberal Democracy."  The New Criterion (June)
1988 c
"Die deutsch-amerikanischen Beziehungen von 1945 bis 1987" (German-American relations from 1945-1987). Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte no. 3
1987
"Diagnosis of a Kulturkampf." The New Criterion (May)
1986
"Michel Foucault, 1926-1984."  The New Criterion (March)
1983
"The Pride and Prejudice of Fernand Braudel."  The New Criterion (April)
1977
"Bogomilism in Constantinople." Byzantion 45:161-83
 
Other Articles and Essays
1995
"Political Uses of the Past: Lessons from West Germany's 'Stone Age'."  Partisan Review (Fall)
1987
"The Pope and the American Problem." Crisis (October)
Important review essays
with titles of works reviewed
2006
"A Series of Encounters."  First Things (October): Philippe Nemo, What Is the West?
1999
"The ’End’ of History?"  Orbis 43:314-36: Richard J. Evans, In Defence of History; Eric Hobsbawm, On History; John Lukacs, Historical Consciousness, or the Remembered Past; Gary B. Nash, Charlotte Crabtree og Ross E. Dunn, History on Trial: Culture Wars and the Teaching of the Past; Keith Windschuttle, The Killing of History: How a Discipline is Being Murdered by Literary Critics
1997
"The Subtext of Huntington’s Clash."  Orbis 41:285-99: Samuel P. Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order
1995
The New Criterion, April: Ernest Gellner, Conditions of Liberty
1993
The New Criterion, January: Tony Judt, Past Imperfect: French Intellectuals, 1944-56
1990
Commentary, February: D. C. Watt, How War Came
1989 a
"Demystifying the French Revolution."  Commentary, July: Simon Schama,  Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution; George Rudé, The French Revolution; Norman Hampson, Prelude to Terror; François Furet, La Révolution 1770-1880.
1989 b
"The Case against Martin Bernal."  The New Criterion, December: Martin Bernal, Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization, vols. 1-2
1987 a
The New Criterion, May: Allan Bloom, The Closing of the American Mind
1987 b
Commentary, July: Stanley Hoffmann, Janus and Minerva
1986
Commentary, November: Joseph Nye, Nuclear Ethics
1985
Commentary, August: Walter Laqueur, Germany Today
1984
Commentary, June: Barbara Tuchman, The March of Folly
1983
Commentary, October: Paul Johnson, Modern Times
1979
Commentary, April: Leszek Kolakowski, Main Currents of Marxism
In addition, since summer 2003, weekly reviews, columns, essays in Danish for Jyllands-Posten, daily newspaper published in Aarhus , Denmark .  Important entries include review of two biographies of Charles de Talleyrand, Napoleon’s foreign minister; essay on the election of Benedict XVI; a review of the pope’s book on Jesus; essay on Samuel P. Huntington, Who Are We?; essay on four recent U.S. books on U.S. foreign policy and international security; articles on the new anti-Semitism in Europe; a series of essays on neoconservatism, culture wars, and foreign policy during the U.S. presidential election campaign 2004 and in the second administration of George W. Bush; and essays on the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II and of the civil war in Italy.  Also essays on Euro-American differences in Weekendavisen, weekly newspaper published in Copenhagen , Denmark .  Book reviews in The Wall Street Journal.