America

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Verso, 1989 - History - 129 pages
In the spirit of Tocqueville, a French philosopher traveled America and recorded a collection of travelers tales that provides insight into the country that dominates the world, in a new edition with an additional introduction. Reprint.
 

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Contents

Vanishing point
1
Astral America
27
Utopia achieved
75
The end of US power?
107
Desert for ever
121
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About the author (1989)

Jean Baudrillard (1929–2007) began teaching sociology at the Université de Paris-X in 1966. He retired from academia in 1987 to write books and travel until his death in 2007. His many works include Simulations and Simulacra, America, The Perfect Crime, The System of Objects, Passwords, The Transparency of Evil, The Spirit of Terrorism, and Fragments, among others.

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