Laszlo Bruszt (EUI): The State of the Market: The Market Reform Debate and Postcommunist Diversity. Is the Scandinavian welfare state a model for Europe? A review of Europe’s Angry Muslims: The Revolt of the Second Generation by Robert S. Leiken. Martin W. Lewis on diagramming the area of French sovereignty. Who were the ancestors of the Polish middle class? Tomasz Zarycki is in search of a usable past. Macedonia’s cooling-off period: The country tries again to devise a single history curriculum for its different ethnicities, but one subject remains too hot to handle. A review of The Transformation of Europe’s Armed Forces: From the Rhine to Afghanistan by Anthony King. The world's biggest jigsaw puzzle: More than 20 years after the Berlin Wall fell, you might think the Stasi had been consigned to history. Keith Veronese on how your piece of the Berlin Wall is not special. Nick Anstead reviews Media Practices and Protest Politics: How Precarious Workers Mobilise by Alice Mattoni. Archaeological excavations carried out at the site of La Bastida (Totana, Murcia, in Spain) have exposed an imposing fortification system which is unique for its location and date; is this Europe’s first city?