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Political philosophy comes to Rick's; Casablanca and American civic culture.


Political philosophy comes to Rick's; Casablanca and American civic culture.

Ed. by James F. Pontuso.

Lexington Books


200 pages




He was the coolest man alive, in the coolest place on earth, with the coolest attitude in the universe. Bogart stood for something, anything, even if it was just a touch of corruption, vacillation in the face of duty, or adultery with Ingrid Bergman. In this collection of 11 articles based on the relation of Bogart and Casablanca to political philosophy, contributors describe the evolution of a pop-culture classic, review the historical context, relate nihilism to the American view of natural rights, contrast American fantasy with the harsh reality behind the film, describe the disappearing director, and introduce modern skepticism into all the coolness.

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Date:Nov 1, 2005
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