The West is experiencing its worst crisis to date. Heinrich August Winkler analyses the causes and unveils hidden connections. The financial crisis, the refugee crisis, Brexit, authoritarian regimes in the EU and at its borders, plus an American president who is causing deep uncertainty around the world: Europe and America are grappling with so many challenges at the same time that one is overcome by apocalyptic moods. Winkler, an expert on the West, describes the most recent developments. He does not shy away from pointing out what went wrong, restating what remains right, and explaining what must urgently change if the West wants to overcome the crisis it has entered.