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The empire and the five kings : America's abdication and the fate of the world / Bernard-Henri Lévy ; translated by Steven B. Kennedy.

Lévy, Bernard-Henri, (author.). Kennedy, Steven B., (translator.).

Available copies

  • 5 of 6 copies available at NC Cardinal.

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7 current holds with 6 total copies.

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Etowah Branch 327.73 L (Text) 33258008538329 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250203014
  • ISBN: 1250203015
  • Physical Description: 261 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in France in 2018 by Éditions Grasset" -- Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: on Dove's feet, the Kurds -- The latest news from the empire. Hegel's ghost ; How the word came to America ; Lest I forget you, Jerusalem, Aeneas, Virgil ; Jeremy Bentham and the web ; Thus spake the empire of the eye and of nothingness -- Five kingdoms on the offensive. The earth shook in Kurdistan ; Herodotus's trap ; Dante, Abraham, and the war of the five kings ; The brown wave ; The specters' ball -- Epilogue: where does the sea go at ebb tide?
Summary, etc.:
"The United States was once the hope of the world, a beacon of freedom and the defender of liberal democracy. Nations and peoples on all continents looked to America to stand up for the values that created the Western world, and to oppose autocracy and repression. Even when America did not live up to its ideals, it still recognized their importance, at home and abroad. But as Bernard-Henri Lévy lays bare in this powerful and disturbing analysis of the world today, America is retreating from its traditional leadership role, and in its place have come five ambitious powers, former empires eager to assert their primacy and influence. Lévy shows how these five—Russia, China, Turkey, Iran, and Sunni radical Islamism—are taking steps to undermine the liberal values that have been a hallmark of Western civilization." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: World politics > 21st century.
International relations.
United States > Foreign relations > 21st century.

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