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American Vertigo: Bernard Henri Levy and Tina Brown Discuss at NY Public Library

New York Public Library presents
American Vertigo: Bernard- Henri Levy and Tina Brown
Thursday, January 26, 2006

With Bernard-Henri Lévy and Tina Brown

When: Thursday, January 26
Where: New York Public Library’s Celeste Bartos Forum: 42nd St. & 5th Ave., NYC
What Time: 7 p.m.

PEN American Center joins with its World Voices partner LIVE From the NYPL to launch another year of provocative programming aimed at addressing the chronic shortage of international voices heard in this country. This special program is one of a series of forthcoming opportunities to hear important writers and intellectuals from every part of the globe, a highlight of which will be the second PEN World Voices Festival, when more than 50 international writers will gather to explore the timely theme of Faith and Reason.

What can a Frenchman tell us about America? Alexis de Tocqueville told us a lot some 150 years ago. Today another Frenchman, writer-philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy, has retraced the footsteps of de Tocqueville and gives us his account of contemporary America. Tina Brown, former editor of The New Yorker and host of Topic A on CNBC, will grill BHL and ask France’s most provocative thinker:

· Will Paris burn again?

· Will American Muslims soon be aflame like the French?

· What’s left of the American Dream?

· Is America the laboratory or the grave of tomorrow’s democracy?

· Are Europe and the United States headed for divorce or condemned to love one another?

· And, in the end, which is greater: the vertigo of the French writer who travels through every one of this mad magnificent country’s 50 states; or the vertigo of Americans themselves as they stare into the abyss of their new destiny?

General Admission $15.00, Students $10.00

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