Using Democracy in America as his model, acclaimed British and South African journalist David Cohen retraces Alexis de Tocqueville s journey around the country to observe how the balance between the rich and the poor has changed over the past 150 years Traveling from New York to the Ohio River Valley, the deep South, California, and finally to Washington, D.C Cohen caUsing Democracy in America as his model, acclaimed British and South African journalist David Cohen retraces Alexis de Tocqueville s journey around the country to observe how the balance between the rich and the poor has changed over the past 150 years Traveling from New York to the Ohio River Valley, the deep South, California, and finally to Washington, D.C Cohen captures an America where inequality is balanced by unquenchable hope.
Chasing the Red White and Blue A Journey in Tocqueville s Footsteps Through Contemporary America Using Democracy in America as his model acclaimed British and South African journalist David Cohen retraces Alexis de Tocqueville s journey around the country to observe how the balance between the r
This is a remake of Tocqueville s Democracy in America And it really is so good It s non fiction, so not action packed, but the narrator is really funny.
David Cohen has a great journalistic tone that discovers the inequality and widening gap between the haves and have nots in America.
Chasing the Red, White, and BlueDavid CohenPicador292pgs03122651543 Chasing the Red,White, and Blue is an unbelievable and almost unrealistic book that investigates the unbalance of rich and poor in our country and even our city This book is written by a foreigner named David Cohen, so it s unbiased and exposes the truth.When I read this book, it told me things I already know like how New York City is changing in to a city of the rich and how the poor and middle class are getting kicked out It a [...]
This was the book I read that really got me reading on America It s a fascinating journey through America in the footsteps of Alexis de Touqville, a supremely sharp young Frenchman from the 1700s His quest was to find out what it was this new country was doing and what kind of society were they creating What was this grand new thing called Democracy Cohen, a South African living in London, tries to assess if the USA is still on track, and if not, then where have they slipped off track I particul [...]
In 1999 British writer David Cohen recreated the 1831 journey of Alexis de Tocqueville In his journey, de Tocqueville described America as a place of unparalleled equality, social mobility, and compassion toward the less fortunate Cohen interviewed many and traveled widely to see if those observations still held true They don t America, he found, is a land of dramatic inequality, the gap between the haves and have nots is not narrowing, but actually widening, the playing field is anything but le [...]
This is an excellent analysis of the current state of the American Dream Coen raises many questions that challenge the stereotypical views that middle and upper class Americans hold towards those who are impoverished Coen does this by using intriguing statistics, demographics, and history to look at Alexis de Toquevilles views of the American interpretation of self interest and its role in American society This book should be read by any American who wishes contribute to the society in which the [...]
I read this book during the summer before my 10th grade year for AP U.S History and was surprised at how much I actually enjoyed the book It was an interesting read and I really liked the idea behind it It could get slow at points but I would recommend it.
I was expecting this to be a little fun travel stories from quirky places in the US, instead it was a examination of social and economic conditions in the US Overall, this book made me think, but also made me sad.
A very real look into the history of the American Dream Most people will be able to relate to this on many levels.
I read this because I had to.Not my kind of book.
Fascinating insight into post 9 11 American society
Really, really good A modern Democracy in America.