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  • The Monk and the Philosopher: A Father and Son Discuss the Meaning of Life | Jean-Francois Revel

    The Monk and the Philosopher: A Father and Son Discuss the Meaning of Life

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jean-Francois Revel
    • Narrated By David Shaw-Parker
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    Twenty-seven years ago, Matthieu Ricard gave up a promising career as a scientist to study Tibetan Buddhism - not as a detached observer but by immersing himself in its practice under the guidance of its greatest living masters. Years later, this project was born, and Richard met with his father, Jean-Francois Revel - a French philosopher who became world famous for his challenges to both Communism and Christianity. At an inn, these two profoundly thoughtful men explored questions that have occupied humankind throughout its history.

  • Anti-Americanism | Jean-Francois Revel

    Anti-Americanism

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Jean-Francois Revel
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
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    Angered by assaults on a nation he knows and admires, the distinguished French intellectual Jean-Francois Revel has come to America's defense in Anti-Americanism, a biting and erudite book that, paradoxically, given his country's especially vehement attack on the U.S., spent several weeks last year at the top of France's best seller list.

    Brett says: "Required listening"
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