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Bernard Henri Lèvy

Trump and the Cliche of Civilizations

John Feffer | Posted 12.11.2015 | Politics
John Feffer

I was listening to a German parliamentarian the other night. She was making some anodyne comments about transatlantic friendship and the importance of...

Greece's 'No' Is No Victory for Democracy

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 07.08.2016 | Home
Bernard-Henri Lévy

PARIS -- Ancient Greek had two words for the people: the "demos" of democracy and the "laos" of the mob. With his puerile call to shift the burden of his own errors and his reluctance to reform onto the shoulders of Greece's fellow Europeans, Tsipras is leaning toward the latter manifestation -- and promoting the worst version of Greek politics.

Iran Nuclear Deal Pits U.S. Congress Versus U.S. Allies?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 06.05.2015 | Home
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The most serious challenge to the nuclear deal may be that it does not at all address the human rights record of the Tehran theocracy or statements challenging the legitimacy of Israel. However, from the perspective of the Obama Administration and most U.S. allies, the nuclear deal is seen as a first step in empowering a more progressive trend with Iran.

Jews, Give France a Chance!

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 03.14.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

There is a reason over a million people visit the Anne Frank House very year. There is a reason France's most celebrated public intellectual, Bernard Henri Levy, is a proud Jew. A strong and safe Jewish community enriches the cultural life of every nation.

BHL, the Man Who Whispers in Presidents' Ears

Gilles Hertzog | Posted 12.09.2014 | Arts
Gilles Hertzog

Over the space of a few weeks, taking their place in the audience for BHL's play are former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, incumbent president François Hollande, and Prime Minister Manuel Valls, the young hope of the French left.

Let Eastern Ukraine Go

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

It doesn't matter. It's a small, totally irrelevant piece of land. Give the separatists a measure of autonomy.

Thomas Piketty and Fear of the "Full Francais"

Matthew DeBord | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Matthew DeBord

But it isn't entirely Piketty's arguments and analysis that have intimidated friend and foe alike. Instead, it's his uniquely French adherence to a deeply threatening sartorial affectation.

An Open Reply to Bernard-Henri Lévy

Irina Bokova | Posted 03.24.2014 | Media
Irina Bokova

This exhibition has not been cancelled. It has been postponed -- this was a difficult decision to make -- and it will be inaugurated in the month of June of this year.

Return to Bangladesh

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Bernard-Henri Lévy

It was a non-subject for scholars, a no man's land for knowledge. Little more than a name -- "the Bangladesh war," as exotic as it was distant -- that was in the process of being erased from the collective memory of the West. Until the arrival of a memorable book by Princeton University professor Gary Bass.

Tea & Bosnia With Lady Thatcher

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 06.17.2013 | Home
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Lady Thatcher invited me to her home as the Special Envoy as well as BiH UN Ambassador. The home, conversation, and the tea served was what one would expect: neat, direct, and English.

Bernard-Henri Levy and the West's Intervention in Libya: A Discussion with Experts

Karin Badt | Posted 08.11.2012 | Home
Karin Badt

Film critics at Cannes trashed Bernard-Henri Levy's new documentary Oath of Tobruk, about his intervention in Libya last year. I turned to the leading experts on Libya to discuss.

Bernard-Henri Levy Urges Intervention in Syria: His Role in Libya as Example

Karin Badt | Posted 08.08.2012 | Home
Karin Badt

Before meeting with philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy, famed for the last 30 years as the most flamboyant "public intellectual" of France, I had just seen his new documentary -- about himself, and Libya, and himself -- The Oath of Tobruk.

The Pharmacy of Europe

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 12.06.2011 | Home
Bernard-Henri Lévy

That Europe is both the name of what ails us and its remedy, that it is among the origins of the crisis and the means of surmounting it should come as no surprise to those who remember the lessons of our masters.

Civilization in Suite 2806

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 09.06.2011 | Women
Nancy Graham Holm

Some Frenchmen would like us to think it was not the hotel guest who appeared nude to a housemaid, but members of America's press and judicial system. Mon dieu! What are they talking about?

NATO in Libya: Confused Coalition of the Unwilling and Unable

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 08.23.2011 | Home
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

NATO officials claim that as the pressure increases on Muammar Gaddafi, it is just a matter of time before he is either killed or forced to depart Libya. One hopes so, but hope is not a military strategy.

Literary Divas You Can’t Help But Love | Posted 08.22.2011 | Home

There are divas and there are their lesser-known male counterparts, divos; the thing that unites them is their willingness to make demands and to do w...

Letter From Paris: The Face of Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Beth Arnold | Posted 07.25.2011 | Home
Beth Arnold

When the bomb dropped about the arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, all of Paris was abuzz. The dust settled, and the French elite came out swingin...

Nakba Is in the Eyes of the Beholder

David Suissa | Posted 07.18.2011 | Home
David Suissa

Perhaps the biggest disaster is the inability of the Arab world to see the Jewish state as anything but a cursed presence. Call me a cynic, but I don't think peace has a chance when Arabs still see the birth of Israel as a Nakba.

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Penning A Rape Apology: A Guide For Important Men | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.18.2011 | Media

Who would have thought there would ever be an issue in our modern lives that could possibly bring together the abundant talents of Bernard-Henri Levy and Ben Stein?

Why Can Bernard-Henri Levy Excuse Rape And Still Be Taken Seriously?

Asher Smith | Posted 07.17.2011 | Media
Asher Smith

Famed French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy saw the Dominique Strauss-Kahn affair as an opportunity to place the blame precisely where he felt it belonged: with the American system of justice, with the global media and with the woman.

PHOTOS: 10 Writers’ Unruly, Manly Manes | Posted 07.10.2011 | Home

We were a little bit late in reading Jorian Polis Schutz’s analysis of manly manes in the last issue of Cabinet, titled “Barbers and Barbarians,...

A Reply -- With Regret -- to Claude Lanzmann

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 06.19.2011 | Home
Bernard-Henri Lévy

How can a man of his character put on a show of such capriciousness--one day signing a petition calling for France to intervene, and then, just four weeks later, condemning the same intervention and betraying his own signature?

Daphne Guinness: Bernard-Henri Levy 'Is Quite Obviously The Love Of My Life' (PHOTO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Daphne Guinness opened up to Harper's Bazaar about curating an outfit, why she won't borrow clothes and her relationship with French philosopher Berna...

Why Is BDS a Moral Duty Today? A Response to Bernard-Henri Levy

Omar Barghouti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Omar Barghouti

Mr. Levy attempts to smear the movement by presenting a number of misleading premises and reaching, as a result, unwarranted conclusions. What he obscures are the real objectives of the movement.

Blasphemy Is A Victimless Crime

Landon Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Landon Ross

Justifying silence when those whose rights are being violated happen to be of a different ethnicity and culture is a species of racism, poorly disguised under the mask of "respect."