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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

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ISBN-13: 9780739111130
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 07/25/2005
Series: Applications of Political Theory Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 818,069
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

James F. Pontuso is Elliot Professor of Political Science at Hampden-Sydney College.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 "As Time Goes By": Casablanca and the Evolution of a Pop Culture Classic Chapter 3 The Historical Context of Casablanca Chapter 4 Historicism, Relativism, and Nihilism, versus American Natural Right in Casablanca Chapter 5 Seductive Beauty and Noble Deeds: Politics in The English Patient and Casablanca Chapter 6 An American Fantasy? Love, Nobility, and Friendship in Casablanca Chapter 7 Casablanca and the "Truth" of Stereotyping: Rick and the American Character Chapter 8 Ilsa's Choice: Love and Tragedy in Casablanca Chapter 9 Bogart's Heroes: The Changing Face of Heroism in American Film Chapter 10 Michael Curtiz: The Mystery-Man Director of Casablanca Chapter 11 On the Argument of Casablanca and The Meaning of the Third Rick Chapter 12 A Movie Skeptic's Thoughts on Casablanca

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