Author : Bernard-Henri LĂ©vy
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2007-12-18
Pages : 320
ISBN : 9780307430625
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Political Science

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DESCRIPTION : What does it mean to be an American, and what can America be today? To answer these questions, celebrated philosopher and journalist Bernard-Henri Lévy spent a year traveling throughout the country in the footsteps of another great Frenchman, Alexis de Tocqueville, whose Democracy in America remains the most influential book ever written about our country. 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 system, the “return of ideology” and the health of our political institutions, and much more. He revisits and updates Tocqueville’s most important beliefs, such as the dangers posed by “the tyranny of the majority,” explores what Europe and America have to learn from each other, and interprets what he sees with a novelist’s eye and a philosopher’s depth. Through powerful interview-based portraits across the spectrum of the American people, from prison guards to clergymen, from Norman Mailer to Barack Obama, from Sharon Stone to Richard Holbrooke, Lévy fills his book with a tapestry of American voices–some wise, some shocking. Both the grandeur and the hellish dimensions of American life are unflinchingly explored. And big themes emerge throughout, from the crucial choices America faces today to the underlying reality that, unlike the “Old World,” America remains the fulfillment of the world’s desire to worship, earn, and live as one wishes–a place, despite all, where inclusion remains not just an ideal but an actual practice. At a time when Americans are anxious about how the world perceives them and, indeed, keen to make sense of themselves, a brilliant and sympathetic foreign observer has arrived to help us begin a new conversation about the meaning of America. From the Hardcover edition.

Author : Bernard Henri LĂ©vy
Publisher : Random House Incorporated
Release : 2007
Pages : 308
ISBN : 9780812974713
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Political Science

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DESCRIPTION : A leading French writer travels America in the footsteps of Alexis de Tocqueville to provide a fascinating glimpse of American politics, culture, and society and what it means to be an American from the perspective of a foreign observer, addressing such issues as the religion of baseball, immigration, ideology, law, and the "tyranny of the majority." Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Author : Bernard Henri LĂ©vy
Publisher : Random House Incorporated
Release : 2007-04-01
Pages : 308
ISBN : 9780812974713
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Political Science

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DESCRIPTION : A leading French writer travels America in the footsteps of Alexis de Tocqueville to provide a fascinating glimpse of American politics, culture, and society and what it means to be an American from the perspective of a foreign observer, addressing such issues as the religion of baseball, immigration, ideology, law, and the "tyranny of the majority." Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Author : Bernard Henri LĂ©vy
Publisher : Random House Incorporated
Release : 2007
Pages : 308
ISBN : 9780812974713
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Political Science

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DESCRIPTION : A leading French writer travels America in the footsteps of Alexis de Tocqueville to provide a fascinating glimpse of American politics, culture, and society and what it means to be an American from the perspective of a foreign observer, addressing such issues as the religion of baseball, immigration, ideology, law, and the "tyranny of the majority." Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Author : Barbara J. Risman
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 1999-09
Pages : 189
ISBN : 0300080832
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Social Science

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DESCRIPTION : Just as every society has an economic and political structure, so too every society has a gender structure. Barbara Risman's original research on single fathers, married baby boom mothers, and heterosexual egalitarian couples and their children, reported in this intriguing book, weaves together qualitative and quantitative data from surveys, interviews, and observation. Risman shows how gender as a social structure affects individuals, organizes expectations attached to social positions, and becomes an integral part of social institutions. She provides empirical evidence that human beings are capable of enduring and affective intimate relationships without gender as the central organizing mechanism. The data also strongly indicate that men and women are capable of changing gendered ways of being throughout their lives. In her analysis of nontraditional families, Risman finds that gender expectations can be overcome if couples are willing to flout society and risk "gender vertigo." Most children of such families adopt their parents' beliefs about gender, but they do struggle with the contradictions between parental ideology and folk knowledge and expectations in peer relationships. The author argues that we can create a just society only by creating a society in which gender is an irrelevant category for social life--a post-gender society.

Author : Bernard-Henri LĂ©vy
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
Release : 2019-02-12
Pages : 288
ISBN : 9781250203021
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Philosophy

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DESCRIPTION : One of the West’s leading intellectuals offers a provocative look at America’s withdrawal from world leadership and the rising powers who seek to fill the vacuum left behind The United States was once the hope of the world, a beacon of freedom and the defender of liberal democracy. Nations and peoples on all continents looked to America to stand up for the values that created the Western world, and to oppose autocracy and repression. Even when America did not live up to its ideals, it still recognized their importance, at home and abroad. But as Bernard-Henri Lévy lays bare in this powerful and disturbing analysis of the world today, America is retreating from its traditional leadership role, and in its place have come five ambitious powers, former empires eager to assert their primacy and influence. Lévy shows how these five—Russia, China, Turkey, Iran, and Sunni radical Islamism—are taking steps to undermine the liberal values that have been a hallmark of Western civilization. The Empire and the Five Kings is a cri de coeur that draws upon lessons from history and the eternal touchstones of human culture to reveal the stakes facing the West as America retreats from its leadership role, a process that did not begin with Donald Trump's presidency and is not likely to end with him. The crisis is one whose roots can be found as far back as antiquity and whose resolution will require the West to find a new way forward if its principles and values are to survive. As seen on Real Time with Bill Maher (2/22/2019) and Fareed Zakaria GPS (2/17/2019).

Author : Paul Auster
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Release : 2010-11-25
Pages : 288
ISBN : 9780571264872
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Fiction

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DESCRIPTION : 'I was twelve years old the first time I walked on water . . .' So begins Mr Vertigo, the story of Walt, an irrepressible orphan from the Mid-West. Under the tutelage of the mesmerising Master Yehudi, Walt is taken back to the mysterious house on the plains to prepare not only for the ability to fly, but also for the stardom that will accompany it. At the same time a delighted race through 1920s Americana and a richly allusive parable, Mr Vertigo is a compelling, magical novel - a work of true originality by a writer at the height of his powers. 'A virtuoso piece of storytelling by a master of the modern American fable.' The Independent

Author : Bernard-Henri LĂ©vy
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2008-09-16
Pages : 256
ISBN : 9781588367570
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Philosophy

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DESCRIPTION : In this unprecedented critique, Bernard-Henri Lévy, one of the world’s leading intellectuals revisits his political roots, scrutinizes the totalitarianisms of the past as well as those on the horizon, and argues powerfully for a new political and moral vision for our times. Are human rights Western or universal? Does anti-Semitism have a future, and, if so, what will it look like? And how is it that progressives themselves–those who in the past defended individual rights and fought fascism–have now become the breeding ground for new kinds of dangerous attitudes: an unthinking loathing of Israel; an obsessive anti-Americanism; an idea of “tolerance” that, in its justification of Islamic fanaticism, for example, could become the “cemetery of democracies”; and an indifference, masked by relativism, to the greatest human tragedies facing the world today? Illuminating these and other questions, Lévy also brings to life his own autobiography, highlighting the thinkers he has known and scrutinized and the ideological battles he has fought over thirty years–revealing their bearing on the present. Above all, Lévy offers a powerful new vision for progressives everywhere, one based neither on the failed idealisms of the past neither nor on their current misguided, bigoted, and dangerously sentimental attachments but on an absolute commitment to combat evil in all its guises. The “new barbarism” Levy compellingly diagnoses is real and must be confronted. At a time of ideological and political transition in America, Left in Dark Times is a polemical, incendiary articulation of the threats we all face–in many cases without our even being aware of it–and a riveting, cogent stand against those threats. Surprising and sure to be controversial, wise and free of cynicism, it is one of the most important books yet written by one of the crucial voices of our time. Praise for Bernard-Henri Lévy’s American Vertigo “An entertaining trip, as much in the tradition of Jack Kerouac as Tocqueville.” –The New York Times “Perceptive, pugnacious, passionate [and] exquisitely written.” –The New York Observer “It’s difficult to remember when a writer of any nationality so clearly and thoughtfully delineated both the good and bad in America. [Grade:] A.” –Entertainment Weekly (Editor’s Choice) “Lévy is a true friend of the American experiment and a comrade in the American struggle against the barbarisms.” –The New Republic “Lévy writes brilliantly. American Vertigo is filled with insights and goodwill.” –The Wall Street Journal “Provocative . . . [Lévy is] a writer of enormous power and vitality.” –San Francisco Chronicle “Vigorous . . . impressive.” –The Boston Globe From the Hardcover edition.

Author : Isaac Disraeli
Publisher :
Release : 1833
Pages :
ISBN : OXFORD:600041912
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Author : BRYAN. HILL
Publisher : Vertigo
Release : 2019-07-23
Pages :
ISBN : 1401291457
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DESCRIPTION : Second chances don't come easy. For disgraced FBI agent Richard Wright, redemption is right around the corner. All he has to do is infiltrate a white supremacist group and live to tell about it. A new, thrilling crime saga from writer Bryan Hill (The Wild Storm: Michael Cray, Detective Comics) and stellar artist Leandro Fernandez (Northlanders, The Old Guard). Former FBI agent Richard Wright is a white-passing African-American FBI agent offered a chance to right the wrongs of his past as his old mentor sends him deep undercover to infiltrate a radical and dangerous white supremacist group believed to be responsible for the death of a fellow agent. For Richard, this is his last shot to turn his life around. With the ghosts of the past constantly reminding him of the man he once was, he will have to not only find the redemption he seeks in the eyes of others, but within himself. DC Vertigo is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a fundamental relaunch that takes the line in new directions--while honoring its original intentions to publish stories that are reflective of the times while maintaining a creatively singular vision. Long renowned for some of the greatest graphic novel storytelling of all time, it's been home to groundbreaking series such as The Sandman, Saga of the Swamp Thing, Doom Patrol, Y: The Last Man, Preacher and much more! Collects American Carnage #1-6