[...] Lévy will perform his one-man play, Looking for Europe, at Trinity College Dublin on May 1st. He first produced the two-hour monologue in Sarajevo, then transposed it to Kiev and London, where it was titled Last Exit Before Brexit. In March, BHL started what he calls “this mad undertaking” of performing Looking for Europe in 20 cities in the run-up to next month’s European parliamentary elections. The first time I heard of BHL, in the early 1980s, he had joined forces with Ahmad Shah Massoud, the ill-fated mujaheddin commander who fought the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. Lévy looked rakish in Afghan costume. Back in France, he was as famous for the blindingly white shirts he wore open to the…
‘A new battle for civilisation’: Bernard-Henri Lévy’s war on populism
Par Lara Marlowe
Article published in The Irish Times, April 13, 2019
The French celebrity public intellectual on Brexit, his enemies and changing the world.