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American Vertigo: Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville


February 13, 2006

Bernard-Henri Levy is one of France's leading writers, a philosopher, journalist and activist. For the past year the celebrated philosopher and journalist has been traveling in the tracks of another Frenchman, Alexis de Tocqueville, who in 1831 wrote what remains the most influential book about America: Democracy in America. The result is American Vertigo, a fascinating new look at a country we sometimes only think we know. Levy discusses his new book and his travels in America at the Baker Institute.

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