Fresh of his American book tour for The Genius of Judaism, Bernard-Henri Lévy’s newly published paean to the creed of his forefathers, the philosopher arrived in Erbil, for the Iraqi premiere of The Battle of Mosul. Amid the highest levels of security, with the Iraqi army making a push to reclaim Mosul, Lévy screened the film for an auditorium full of Kurdish government officials, diplomats and high-ranking Peshmerga. The Kurds with their noble, democratic, egalitarian tolerance, respect for women, mild impious religiosity, and leftish politics offered a perfect fit for Levy’s 19th century romantic nationalism, which the Kurds love. The Battle of Mosul takes us over the Iraqi side of the border, and spans the fighting that took place between October and January, during…