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The East, the West, and Sex
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Look Inside. In this wide-ranging history, Richard Bernstein explores the connection between sex and power as it has played out between Eastern cultures and the Western explorers, merchants, and conquerors who have visited them. This illuminating book describes the historical and ongoing encounter between these travelers and the morally ambiguous opportunities they found in foreign lands. Richard Bernstein has been a reporter, culture critic, and commentator for more than 30 years. He is the author… More about Richard Bernstein. Accessible, much-researched and far-reaching. Properly high-minded.
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There, in the dowdy rooms and on the terraces where the ruler and his women dallied, the imagination, almost satiated by other sights, can still run a little wild. Male visitors in those quarters look fattened on dreams, fantasizing about that old extravagance as a reproach to their wives and locked-in lives. Who lives like that anymore? The great lechers have aged, gone leather-faced — think Warren Beatty.