Seattle, Mon Amour: Thoughts on the Post-American Metropolis

Thus begins Chapter Three, “The Pacific Wall,” in Bernard-Henry Lévy’s 2006 memoir of movement entitled American Vertigo: Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville. In a memoir in which nearly every other city — and most personalities and social institutions — are savaged subtly by the author, Seattle is an oasis of worship for the French philosopher-author.  (San Francisco, apparently, was too debauched for his … Continue reading Seattle, Mon Amour: Thoughts on the Post-American Metropolis