An American Spectator in Paris by Joseph Harriss

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review



In his third book on France, veteran international journalist Joseph Harriss cautions that it is probably not the country you expect. He explores persistent myths about that complex nation and analyzes its rapidly evolving situation today. What have 70 years of Socialism done to it? Are French culture and cuisine still the gold standard? He ranges from politics--why the French were so disgusted with Nicolas Sarkozy--to wrenching socio-economic change, from the outsized sway of women to the influence of les intellectuels. International affairs, including critical scrutiny of the European Union, UNESCO and NATO, are also covered. The result is a thought-provoking assessment of France today. Foreword by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., Editor-in-Chief, The American Spectator. Cover design by Mary Kramer, Milkweed Graphics.

About Joseph Harriss

See more books from this Author
Published September 30, 2012 by UNLIMITED PUBLISHING LLC. 338 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for An American Spectator in Paris

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

This is certainly not the France of quiet visits to wine country or the Paris of the bâteaux mouches, berets, and baguettes.

Oct 15 2012 | Read Full Review of An American Spectator in Paris

Reader Rating for An American Spectator in Paris

An aggregated and normalized score based on 5 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review