Saturday, January 28, 2006

'American Vertigo: Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville,' by Bernard-Henri Levy - The New York Times Book Review

The closest this book gets to Tocqueville is the title.

Money quote from Keillor's book review:
You've lived all your life in America, never attended a megachurch or a brothel, don't own guns, are non-Amish, and it dawns on you that this is a book about the French. There's no reason for it to exist in English, except as evidence that travel need not be broadening and one should be wary of books with Tocqueville in the title.
(Via Marginal Revolution.)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

National Public Radio isn't America either.

7:07 PM  

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