Results for “Literature

The Genius of Literature

Paul Berman, Tablet, May 16, 2017

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.

Portrait of Bernard-Henri Lévy

Bernard-Henri Lévy (interview), Purple, May 10, 2011

The rules of the game: names, a collection of names, all of which had one thing in common: they had in one way or another played a part in BHL's intellectual or personal life.

Radical Evokes This

Bernard-Henri Lévy, Purple, October 17, 2017

The radical party in the memory of the twentieth century is synonymous with everything that is most mediocre, most corrupt, most hostile to greatness in French politics.

City of revolution

Bernard-Henri Lévy (interview), Purple, May 22, 2020

Does Paris have a distinctive spirit of protest and revolution? Is BHL's vision of Paris as literary as it is political?

On war and its dehumanization

Bernard-Henri Lévy (interview), Purple, January 09, 2023

As a philosopher, what is BHL's idea of war? Is war fundamentally human? Is man, in the end, a wolf who hunts man? Or is there still hope of eradicating war?

In the Footsteps of Tocqueville (Part IV)

Bernard-Henri Lévy, The Atlantic, October 01, 2005

From storm systems in Florida to those in Washington, D.C. Continuation of Bernard-Henri Lévy's road trip through the United States.

Road Trip: Part II

Bernard-Henri Lévy, The Atlantic, June 01, 2005

What would Tocqueville say? A journey continues, from Seattle to San Diego via Alcatraz and an obesity clinic.

‘We are all making a huge mistake’

Jenni Frazer, The Jewish Chronicle, August 20, 2020

France's leading intellectual, Bernard-Henri Lévy thinks the world has got it wrong on coronavirus.

The Honor of Israel

Bernard-Henri Lévy, Tablet, June 27, 2018

Full text of a speech delivered before the Academic College of Netanya, June 18, 2018, upon receiving an Honoris Causa doctorate.

The Death of Jean Daniel

Bernard-Henri Lévy, Tablet, February 25, 2020

Bernard-Henri Lévy remembers his friend and mentor, the activist and journalist of the ‘Nouvel Observateur’ and doyen of the French left.