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American Vertigo: Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville
American Vertigo: Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville
by Bernard Henri Levy
Edition: Hardcover
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15 of 36 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars awful beyond belief, February 26, 2006
Yes, Garrison Keillor's review was ridiculously Francophobic, and shame on the Sam Tanenhaus for his bigotry. But it is possible to understand why this book could enrage someone as seemingly gentle as Keillor to rant about it. It is truly terrible: facile, shallow, and completely mis-focused on celebrity America. It is extremely difficult to believe that the author of Who Killed Daniel Pearl wrote this book. An embarrassment to everyone connected to it, author, publisher, translator, and on.

War, Evil, and the End of History
War, Evil, and the End of History
by Bernard Henri Levy
Edition: Paperback
Price: $18.95
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent, February 20, 2006
After seeing the author on TV I was intrigued enough to buy all three of his books -- sadly, his newest, American Vertigo, was terrible. It seemed all the more so, however, in comparison with his other two books, which were both wonderful. Who Killed Daniel Pearl was a real thriller and very smart, but this book, War, Evil, and the End of History, was absolutely brilliant. It seems to be almost a model for American vertigo - reporting, followed by philosophical consideration of the reporting. But this book is about people and places that really matter -- Darfur, Sri Lanka, etc., not Sharon Stone and Warren Beatty. It is brave work -- Levy went to some very dangerous places -- and his writing about those places is stirring and beautiful. Thought provoking and like a trip to a totally different world and way of thinking; it made me see the world differently. Skip the new ones, read the old ones, especially this one.

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