In this book, independent American scholar, philosopher and journalist Stephen Lapeyrouse addresses the global issues of national consciousness and fundamental spiritual values, traces the evolution of the âAmerican Dreamâ and observes the revival of âHoly Russiaâ after 70 years of Communist regime. He compares Western reason and Eastern faith and proves one needs another, explores spiritual connections between two great nations on the example of such kindred philosophical movements as American Transcendentalism (R. W. Emerson, H. D. Thoreau ) and Russian Slavophilism (I. Kireyevsky, A. Khomyakov).
Lapeyrouse points to the necessity of mutually beneficial spiritual convergence of two countries without losing their uniqueness. Far from being a dry academic research, the book is written in a lively ingenuous manner and based on authorâs personal experience and profound knowledge of history and culture of America and Russia. First published in 1990 after authorâs annual travels to Russia since 1986, the book is now available for free download.
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