The Will to See

Yale University Press • October 2021

Over the past fifty years, renowned intellectual BHL has reported extensively on human rights abuses around the world. This book follows the Lévy into eight international hotspots—in Nigeria; Syrian and Iraqi Kurdistan; Ukraine; Somalia; Bangladesh; Lesbos; Libya; and Afghanistan—that have escaped global attention or active response.

Past as Prologue

Middle East Institute • July 2021

Two decades on, as the U.S. prepare to withdraw militarily from Afghanistan, it is time to revisit Lévy’s report, available in English for the first time, and to reflect on what once was hoped and envisioned for the country, as well as what has happened in the years since. Foreword by General David Petraeus.

The Virus in the Age of Madness

Yale University Press • July 2020

BHL serves up an incisive look at how COVID-19 reveals the dangerous fault lines of contemporary society. In this sharp essay, world-renowned philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy interrogates the many meanings and metaphors we have assigned to the pandemic—and what they tell us about ourselves.

The Empire and the Five Kings

Henry Holt and Co. • February 2019

One of the West’s leading intellectuals offers a provocative look at America’s withdrawal from world leadership and the rising powers who seek to fill the vacuum left behind. “The Empire and the Five Kings” is a cri de coeur that draws upon lessons from history and the eternal touchstones of human culture

The Genius of Judaism

Random House Trade Paperbacks • January 2017

“The Genius of Judaism” is a breathtaking new vision and understanding of what it means to be a Jew. Lévy’s most passionate book, and in many ways his most personal, is a great, profound, and hypnotic intellectual reckoning by one of the keenest and most insightful writers in the world.

Public Enemies

Random House • January 2011

Two brilliant, controversial authors, Bernard-Henri Lévy et Michel Houellebecq, confront each other and their enemies in an unforgettable exchange of letters. Dazzling, delightful, and provocative, “Public Enemies” is a death match between literary lions, remarkable men who find common ground.

Left in Dark Times

Random House • October 2009

In this unprecedented critique, Bernard-Henri Lévy revisits his political roots, scrutinizes the totalitarianisms of the past as well as those on the horizon, argues powerfully for a new political and moral vision for our times and offers a powerful new vision for progressives everywhere.

American Vertigo

Random House Trade Paperbacks • April 2007

What does it mean to be an American, and what can America be today? To answer these questions, celebrated philosopher and journalist Bernard-Henri Lévy spent a year traveling throughout the country in the footsteps of another great Frenchman, Alexis de Tocqueville, whose “Democracy in America” remains the most influential book ever written about our country.

War, Evil and the end of History

Melville House Publishing • March 2004

Bernard-Henri Lévy continues his daring investigation into the breeding grounds of terrorism with a series of riveting first-person reports from five of the world’s most horrific “forgotten” war zones : Angola, Sri Lanka, Colombia, Sudan, Burundi.

Who Killed Daniel Pearl ?

Melville House Publishing • September 2003

In a groundbreaking book that combines a novelist’s eye with riveting investigative journalism, BHL, one of the world’s most esteemed writers, retraces Pearl’s final steps through a murky Islamic underworld. The investigation plunges Lévy into his own heart of darkness – and a series of stunning revelations about who the real terrorists are.


Polity Press Publishing • September 2003

Bernard-Henri Levy shows how Sartre cannot be understood without taking into account his relations with the intellectual forebears and contemporaries, the lovers and friends, with whom he conducted a lifelong debate. His thinking was essentially a tumultuous dialogue with his whole age and himself.

Adventures on the Freedom Road

Harvill Press Publishing • October 1995

As this century saw the rise first of Communism, then of Fascism, French intellectuals have hurried to take sides and devote their writings to the good of their chosen Cause. To follow Bernard-Henri Levy, one of the high members of the “new philosophers”, in his quest is an altogether stimulating exercise.

Women and men

Little Brown & Co • January 1995

This book is a set of opinionated conversations between Françoise Giroud, former government minister, feminist journalist, and Bernard-Henri Lévy, philosopher, on male-female relations serves up a very intellectual discourse on love, sex, jealousy, seduction and infidelity.

The Testament of God

Harper & Row • January 1980

In this book Lévy turns to the text of the Bible to replace the claims of a Marxist ideal society. He demonstrates that the prophets of the Book are the founders of the idea of Resistance. “The Testament of God” comes out and says that the answers to our questions lie in the scriptures.

Barbarism With a Human Face

Harper & Row Publishing • January 1980

“Barbarism With A Human Face”, the first Bernard-Henri Lévy's book, one of the high members of the “new philosophers”, ​is a book of iconoclastic prophecy, whose central intention is to show that behind the mask of revolutionary benevolence hums the motor of absolute evil.