Friday, February 10, 2006

A Mile Wide and an Inch Deep

Bernard-Henri Lévy does his best Tocville imitation over at the Nation, offering up an outsider’s view of the States in his Letter to the American Left. I found myself nodding meekly at one or two passages, but the piece is pretty tepid overall. Still, it’s almost always valuable to examine ourselves from the perspective of another culture (perhaps that’s the theme of the day).