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American Vertigo

Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville

by Bernard-Henri LГ©vy

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  • 31 Currently reading

Published by Random House Trade Paperbacks .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • 20th Century Description And Travel,
  • Social Situations And Conditions,
  • Political Science,
  • Travel - General,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Essays,
  • Essays & Travelogues,
  • United States - General,
  • Political Science / General,
  • General

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsCharlotte Mandell (Translator)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages308
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8021119M
    ISBN 100812974719
    ISBN 109780812974713
    OCLC/WorldCa140453632

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American Vertigo by Bernard-Henri LГ©vy Download PDF EPUB FB2

American Vertigo gives us a lot of food for thought if we let it, even though I'm not convinced Mr. Levy always puts the correct interpretation on what he's seen. Most of the book is a series of short sketches, each describing something the author encountered during his American tour in /5.

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The result is American Vertigo, a fascinating, wholly fresh look at a country we sometimes only think we know. From Rikers Island to Chicago mega-churches, from Muslim communities in Detroit to an Amish enclave in Iowa, Lévy investigates issues at the heart of our democracy: the special nature of American patriotism, the coexistence of freedom and religion (including the religion of baseball), the prison.

But his focus, like that of Tocqueville, is really on understanding American democracy. The author poses as a sympathetic interlocutor, hopeful about the country's future, yet he appears to abandon few preconceptions and, instead, conforms to every cliché Americans hold about European intellectuals.

American Vertigo, while somewhat adhering to the “footsteps of Tocqueville,” careers around, allowing him to drag the ironies out of Cooperstown (which he. Take a one way ticket with Bernard Henri Levy and his text, "American Vertigo" and make the most astonishing journey you ever thought you would do.

This book just makes you plunge into the deepest part of yourself - as an American, as a person, as a citizen, as a human being 5/5(5). Bernard-Henri Levy's new book, ''American Vertigo," very, very seriously.

BHL, as he is known chez lui, figuratively retraced the American journey of his countryman Alexis de Tocqueville, spinning out his impressions first in a series of Atlantic magazine articles and now in a book.

Color me skeptical. I can't take Levy seriously at all. American Carnage A new, thrilling crime saga from the writer of WILDSTORM: MICHAEL CRAY and the artist of The Old Guard. Disgraced FBI agent Richard Wright is offered a chance for redemption when his old mentor sends him undercover to infiltrate a white supremacist group believed to be responsible for the death of a fellow agent.

At its best, American Vertigo boasts some inspired writing and vignettes, like Lévy’s acid portrait of the Indian activist Russell Means, who turns out to be a spiteful anti-Semite, and an evocative description of pre-Katrina New Orleans.

Still, like the Atlantic series on which it is based, the book often feels bloated and disjointed, held together by little more than Lévy’s enormous ego. Download PDF American Vertigo book full free. American Vertigo available for download and read online in other formats.

the book [American Vertigo] and even some resoundingly false notes as, for example, in The new york Times. My book, in other words, hasn’t left Americans indifferent. Some have been pro, some con—a true political battle around some of my theses. On the whole, those I attack in American Vertigo, the America I denounce, that is to.

The result is American Vertigo, a fascinating, wholly fresh look at a country we sometimes only think we know. From Rikers Island to Chicago mega-churches, from Muslim communities in Detroit to an Amish enclave in Iowa, Lévy investigates issues at the heart of our democracy: the special nature of American patriotism, the coexistence of freedom and religion (including the religion of /5(5).

American Vertigo comprises two parts. The first two-thirds (titled “Le Voyage en Amérique”) is devoted to the author’s 15,mile journey through the Pacific Northwest, the Midwest, the. American Century was a comic book series published by DC Comics as a part of the Vertigo imprint starting in early It was co-written by Howard Chaykin and David Tischman.

The story concerned a former American pilot who fakes his death and goes on the run in the : Crime. American Vertigo: Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville by Bernard-Henri Lévy; 2 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Social conditions, Travel, American National characteristics, Description and travel.

AMERICAN VERTIGO [Jacketed Hard Cover] by Bernard-Henri Levy PUBLISHED by Gibson Square Order online: ABOUT THIS BOOK. American Vertigo by Bernard-Henri Levy,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(). The result is American Vertigo, a fascinating, wholly fresh look at a country we sometimes only think we know.

From Rikers Island to Chicago mega-churches, from Muslim communities in Detroit to an Amish enclave in Iowa, Lévy investigates issues at the heart of our democracy: the special nature of American patriotism, the coexistence of freedom /5().

-- American ideology and the question of terrorism (the current state of affairs) -- Has America gone mad. -- Postscript In this phenomenal coast-to-coast bestseller-- one of the most important and widely discussed books of recent times-- celebrated philosopher and journalist Bernard-Henri Lévy explores America through sympathetic foreign :   Among his dozens of books are American Vertigo, Barbarism with a Human Face, and Who Killed Daniel Pearl.

His writing has appeared in a wide range of publications throughout Europe and the United States. His films include the documentaries Bosna. and A Day in the Death of Sarajevo. Lévy is co-founder of the antiracist group SOS Racisme and has served on diplomatic missions for the Pages:.

American Vertigo: Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville (Paperback) Published April 10th by Random House Trade Paperbacks Paperback, pagesCited by: If you read just the first two-thirds of "American Vertigo", you would think that BHL was your typical anti-American European socialist.

However, in the last third of the book, BHL reveals that he is actually very optimistic about America's future writing: "I can't manage to convince myself of the collapse, heralded in Europe, of the American /5(8).COVID Resources.

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