The Empire and the Five Kings: America's Abdication and the Fate of the World

The Empire and the Five Kings: America's Abdication and the Fate of the World

by Bernard-Henri Lévy

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ISBN-13: 9781250203014
Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 02/12/2019
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 24,976
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Bernard-Henri Lévy is a philosopher, activist, filmmaker and author of more than thirty books including The Genius of Judaism, American Vertigo, Barbarism with a Human Face, and Who Killed Daniel Pearl? His writing has appeared extensively in publications throughout Europe and the United States. His documentaries include Peshmerga, The Battle of Mosul, The Oath of Tobruk and Bosna! Lévy is co-founder of the antiracist group SOS Racisme and has served on diplomatic missions for the French government.

Table of Contents

Prologue: On Dove's Feet, the Kurds

PART ONE: THE LATEST NEWS FROM THE EMPIRE

1. Hegel's Ghost

2. How the Word Came to America

3. Lest I Forget You, Jerusalem, Aeneas, Virgil

4. Jeremy Bentham and the Web

5. Thus Spake the Empire of the Eye and of Nothingness

PART TWO: FIVE KINGDOMS ON THE OFFENSIVE

6. The Earth Shook in Kurdistan

7. Herodotus's Trap

8. Dante, Abraham, and the War of the Five Kings

9. The Brown Wave

10. The Specters' Ball

Epilogue: Where Does the Sea Go at Ebb Tide?

Index

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The Empire and the Five Kings: America's Abdication and the Fate of the World 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Agree with him or not the book is a highly entertaining read, a touching tribute to the Kurds, and his personal story and worries for the future. A must read book.
Anonymous 5 months ago
It is mostly cherry picking event to make long winded points