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French Update View of 'Democracy in America'

Philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy, a superstar in his native France, is on a six-month tour of the United States reminiscent of Alexis de Tocqueville's famous 1831 visit. He's getting an up-close view of democracy in action at the Democratic National Convention in Boston. Slate senior editor Andy Bowers reports.

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Andy Bowers
Andy Bowers oversees Slate's collaboration with NPR?s daytime news magazine, Day to Day. He helps produce the work of Slate's writers for radio, and can also be heard on the program.
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