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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:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicling the visits of four important figures, this book will help Americans better understand themselves and how outsiders perceive them.

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Alexis de Tocqueville; Max Weber; G K Chesterton; Sayyid Quṭb; G K Chesterton; Sayyid Quṭb; Alexis de Tocqueville; Max Weber; G K Chesterton; Saiyid Quṭb; Alexis de Tocqueville; Max Weber
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James L Nolan, Jr.
ISBN: 9781107146617 1107146615 9781316601594 1316601595
OCLC Number: 939909397
Description: x, 299 pages ; 23 cm
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.
Other Titles: What they saw in America, Alexis de Tocqueville ...
Responsibility: James L. Nolan, Jr.

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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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