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What I Saw in America

Gelesen von Ray Clare

(4,265 Sterne; 49 Bewertungen)

“Let me begin my American impressions with two impressions I had before I went to America. One was an incident and the other an idea; and when taken together they illustrate the attitude I mean. The first principle is that nobody should be ashamed of thinking a thing funny because it is foreign; the second is that he should be ashamed of thinking it wrong because it is funny.” (Gilbert Keith Chesterton) (9 hr 54 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 Part 1 What is America

19:00

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Chapter 01 Part 2 What is America

16:45

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Chapter 02 Part 1 Medidation in a New York Hotel

14:50

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Chapter 02 Part 2 Medidation in a New York Hotel

14:02

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Chapter 03 Part 1 A Meditation in Broadway

15:54

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Chapter 03 Part 2 A Meditation in Broadway

11:38

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Chapter 04 Part 1 Irish and Other Interviewers

15:53

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Chapter 04 Part 2 Irish and Other Interviewers

15:56

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Chapter 05 Part 1 Some American Cities

17:24

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Chapter 05 Part 2 Some American Cities

15:04

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Chapter 06 Part 1 In the American Country

17:08

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Chapter 06 Part 2 In the American Country

16:09

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Chapter 07 Part 1 The American Business Man

16:37

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Chapter 07 Part 2 The American Business Man

15:45

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Chapter 07 Part 3 The American Business Man

13:24

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Chapter 08 Part 1 Presidents and Problems

12:26

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Chapter 08 Part 2 Presidents and Problems

14:58

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Chapter 08 Part 3 Presidents and Problems

19:49

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Chapter 09 Part 1 Prohibition in Fact and Fancy

16:05

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Chapter 09 Part 2 Prohibition in Fact and Fancy

18:49

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Chapter 10 Part 1 Fads and Public Opinion

17:54

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Chapter 10 Part 2 Fads and Public Opinion

18:25

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Chapter 11 The Extraordinary American

22:45

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Chapter 12 The Republican in the Ruins

25:30

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Chapter 13 Is the Atlantic Narrowing?

25:43

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Chapter 14 Lincoln and Lost Causes

23:27

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Chapter 15 Part 1 Wells and the World State

18:04

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Chapter 15 Part 2 Wells and the World State

18:53

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Chapter 16 A New Martin Chuzzlewit

26:30

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Chapter 17 The Spirit of America

25:33

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Chapter 18 The Spirit of England

27:32

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Chapter 19 The Future of Democracy

27:06

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Bewertungen

(2 Sterne)

I did enjoy the story of the elevator. I believe most of the criticism stems from his unbelief in Capitalism and the US Constitution. He begins with hotels and it's repetitive model; the billboard lights; describes the waiters as robotic. Those under it's spell are small minded. His hope is this would dissapate as the years go by. Boy, he would be shocked to see that it has spread world wide, though it's not credited to capitalism. America perfect? No. It's way better than what most critics say. When things go wrong, what country is called for help?

(4,5 Sterne)

Chesterton writes about the strengths and weaknesses of period American democracy, taking many opportunities along the way to critique capitalism, progressivism, internationalism, and H. G. Wells.

Outside Perspective on America

(4 Sterne)

Chesterton's discussion of what he saw on his trip to America blends his usual wit with his profound insight.

well worth a read

(4 Sterne)

very insightful; one never can see one's own country from the same perspective as an outsider.

Very well read and i renewed appreciation for Mr Chesterson

(5 Sterne)

(5 Sterne)

Best outsider view of America since Democracy in America

How We Got to Where We Are Now

(5 Sterne)

Insightful text which, although written early in the 20th century, pritty well explains how we arrived at the current moral and political situation. It is not for general entertainment listening.

Great author

(5 Sterne)

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