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What they saw in America: Alexis de Tocqueville, Max Weber, G.K. Chesterton, and Sayyid Qutb

Author: James L Nolan, Jr.
Publisher: New York NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Grounded in the stories of their actual visits, What They Saw in America takes the reader through the journeys of four distinguished, yet very different foreign visitors -- Alexis de Tocqueville, Max Weber, G.K. Chesterton and Sayyid Qutb -- who travelled to the United States between 1830 and 1950. The comparative insights of these important outside observers (from both European and Middle Eastern countries)  Read more...
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Nolan, James L., Jr.
What they saw in America: Alexis de Tocqueville, Max Weber, G.K. Chesterton, and Sayyid Qutb.
New York NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2015051003
(OCoLC)939909397
Named Person: Alexis de Tocqueville; Max Weber; G K Chesterton; Sayyid Quṭb; G K Chesterton; Sayyid Quṭb; Alexis de Tocqueville; Max Weber; Alexis de Tocqueville; Max Weber; G K Chesterton; Saiyid Quṭb
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James L Nolan, Jr.
ISBN: 9781316551066 1316551067
OCLC Number: 946755310
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Pride, patriotism, and the mercantilist spirit: Tocqueville and Beaumont discover America --
Tocqueville and the quandary of American democracy --
Agrarianism, race, and the end of romanticism: Weber in early twentieth-century America --
Weber on sects, schools, and the spirit of capitalism --
A new Martin Chuzzlewit: Chesterton on Main Street --
Chestertonian distributism and the democratic ideal --
From musha to New York: Qutb encounters American jahiliyya --
Qutb's "inquiring eyes" in Colorado and California.
Responsibility: James L. Nolan, Jr., Williams College, Williamstown, Mass.

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Chronicling the visits of four important figures, this book will help Americans better understand themselves and how outsiders perceive them.  Read more...

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'Tocqueville strikingly observed that Americans live in 'perpetual adoration' of themselves and that 'only foreigners or experience can make certain truths reach their ears.' These remarks, quoted at Read more...

 
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