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The Genius of Literature

Bernard-Henri Lévy draws from the well of late-18th-century French philosopher Chateaubriand for a broad defense of the aesthetics and morals of liberalism

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BHL and the ‘Anti-Imperialists’ of Belgrade

Bernard-Henri Lévy attacked during a speech in the Serbian capital

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Bernard-Henri Lévy Premieres ‘Battle of Mosul’ Documentary in Iraq

In Erbil, Kurdish officials and high-ranking Peshmerga took in BHL’s latest doc about the fight for a city that rages on

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The Holocaust Should Never Be Minimized

A bit review in ‘The New Yorker’ provides an unfortunate master class in how to relativize and de-emphasize the Holocaust’s unparalleled horrors

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Q&A: BHL

The Nouveau Philosophe on ‘The Genius of Judaism,’ the lessons of Jonah, the ‘human excellence’ of cities, and the futility of the fight against global anti-Semitism

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The Genius of Judaism and Bernard-Henri Lévy

The morally minded French public intellectual applies 21st-century chutzpah to our radical age

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From the Darkest Pages to the Living Light

Seventy-five years after the massacre at Babi Yar, a moment of reckoning, a lesson in awareness and forgiveness, and a path towards redemption

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The Death of Glucksmann

Remembering the French intellectual, a man of influential ideas

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My Father, the Anti-Semite

Pascal Bruckner, the French writer and New Philosopher, on his new book, his family’s Nazi sympathies, the rise of hatred in Europe, and the crisis of radical Islam

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Andrey Sheptytsky Welcomed Nazis to Ukraine. That’s Not the Whole Story.

Victor Pinchuk was awarded the Sheptytsky Medal at the Kiev Hilton, uniting Bernard-Henri Lévy, rabbis, presidents, glitterati

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On the Road With Bernard-Henri Lévy, the Planet’s Last Superstar French Intellectual

From Paris to Benghazi to Dhaka to Kiev, France’s most prominent, and tireless, public philosopher is also its de facto statesman

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Polanski Making Dreyfus Movie, Hint Hint

Accused rapist, a Jew, decries ‘age-old witch hunt of a minority group’

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Mind Games

French Jews, confronting anti-Semitism in the wake of the Dreyfus Affair, created the figure of the intellectual. And now, arguing about Israel and Islam, they’re killing it.

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Sundown: Palestinians Receive Speech Coldly

Plus internal Hamas dissent, Jews of the subcontinent, and more

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So, You’re A ‘French Intellectual,’ Eh?

The putrid DSK defenses prompt a closer look at les philosophes francais

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Sundown: Palestinian Engineer Charged

Plus, the man in the white Charvet shirts, and more

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What Libya Has To Do With the Holocaust

How French Boomer Syndrome made the case for intervention

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War of the Words

In a newly published exchange of letters, Goncourt-winning novelist Michel Houellebecq and philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy prod, parry, and spar

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Polanski Speaks

Director issues first self-defense since arrest

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Sundown: Europe’s J Street

Plus, the ‘new Afrikaners,’ a murder trial, and a foot robbery

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Ramadan and Lévy: Separated At Birth?

Mirror images at odds

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Wiesel: No to Egyptian at UNESCO

‘Burn these books,’ candidate once said of Hebrew works

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