New PDF release: American Vertigo: Traveling America in the Footsteps of

By Bernard-Henri Levy,Charlotte Mandell

ISBN-10: 0812974719

ISBN-13: 9780812974713

ISBN-10: 1400064341

ISBN-13: 9781400064342

What does it suggest to be an American, and what can the USA be today? To solution those questions, celebrated thinker and journalist Bernard-Henri Lévy spent a yr touring in the course of the kingdom within the footsteps of one other nice Frenchman, Alexis de Tocqueville, whose Democracy in the USA is still the main influential e-book ever written approximately our kingdom.
The end result is American Vertigo, a desirable, completely clean examine a rustic we occasionally basically imagine we all know. From Rikers Island to Chicago mega-churches, from Muslim groups in Detroit to an Amish enclave in Iowa, Lévy investigates matters on the center of our democracy: the unique nature of yank patriotism, the coexistence of freedom and faith (including the faith of baseball), the felony procedure, the “return of ideology” and the wellbeing and fitness of our political associations, and masses extra. He revisits and updates Tocqueville’s most vital ideals, corresponding to the hazards posed via “the tyranny of the majority,” explores what Europe and the United States need to study from one another, and translates what he sees with a novelist’s eye and a philosopher’s intensity.
Through strong interview-based pics around the spectrum of the yankee humans, from felony guards to monks, from Norman Mailer to Barack Obama, from Sharon Stone to Richard Holbrooke, Lévy fills his e-book with a tapestry of yank voices–some clever, a few surprising. either the grandeur and the hellish dimensions of yankee existence are unflinchingly explored. and massive topics emerge all through, from the the most important offerings the USA
faces this day to the underlying truth that, not like the “Old World,” the United States continues to be the success of the world’s wish to worship, earn, and reside as one wishes–a position, regardless of all, the place inclusion continues to be not only a fantastic yet a precise practice.
At a time whilst american citizens are apprehensive approximately how the area perceives them and, certainly, willing to make feel of themselves, a super and sympathetic international observer has arrived to assist us commence a brand new dialog in regards to the that means of America.

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