Key voice supporting French intervention in Libya
French public intellectual and philosopher
Prolific author and journalist in both English and French
Bernard-Henri Lévy is a journalist and philosopher who has written many best-selling books in English and French over the last 35 years. He has written extensively on totalitarianism, calling for intervention in Bosnia in the early 1990s in Darfur in 2008 and in both Libya and Syria in 2011.
He has written extensively on a range of political issues, with books ranging from “Bangladesh, Nationalism in the Revolution” (1973), “Who Killed Daniel Pearl” (2003) and “Left in Dark Times: a Stand Against the New Barbarism” (2008). Bernard was one of the key signatories for the manifesto against totalitarianism along with Salman Rushdie.
A sophisticated social commentator, his book “American Vertigo: Travelling in the Footsteps of Tocqueville” (2007) was a New York Times best-seller.
Bernard began his career as a war reporter for the underground newspaper Combat in the 1970s and has toured war-zones as a journalist to help garner public support for oppressed states. In 2008, he interviewed Mikheil Saakashvili during the South-Ossetian crisis.
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