#BlackLivesMatter — CNN's chosen expert, Bernard-Henri Lévy, has his own history of racism
At least one can’t accuse Fareed Zakaria of being inconsistent. He chose an Islam basher as the Muslim expert on Why They Hate Us
Why does everyone hate Bernard-Henri Lévy?
The French playboy philosopher, who toppled Gaddafi, ponders the big questions. And fervently supports Israel.
By Jacques Hyzagi • 05/01/15
Americans have Angelina Jolie to scold the United Nations member states on their lack of interest in the butchery going on in Syria, the French have the philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy to go to Benghazi and single handedly topple Muammar Gaddafi. As old as the state of Israel, the gorgeous looks of the philosopher have now faded into those of a Baldassare Castiglione’s courtier, a crepuscular Lawrence of Arabia had the Brit been a ladies’ man. In New York for a speech at the French consulate on “The Future of the French and European Jewry,” Mr. Lévy was headlining a fundraising campaign for the David Gritz Scholarship that will enable young Israelis to study abroad. A Hamas bomb at the University of Jerusalem killed Gritz, an American from Massachusetts studying in Israel in 2002.
“This scholarship is about fighting against divestments,” the intellectual insisted in a puzzling non sequitur. . . .
The Libyan War, brought to you by Bernard-Henri Levy
In his new documentary, “The Oath of Tobruk,” Bernard-Henri Levy details how a self-promoting leftist intellectual persuaded a conservative French president to back the Libyan revolt
Text by Leela JACINTO
Latest update : 2012-06-07
In his ubiquitous black suit paired with an always crisp, always pristine white shirt unbuttoned to reveal an alarming swathe of chest, France’s most flamboyant public intellectual scampers up sand dunes in the Libyan desert, ushers uninitiated Libyan seniors through the gilded corridors of the French presidential palace and unabashedly attempts to conduct the forces of history.
In a documentary titled, “Le Serment de Tobrouk” - or “The Oath of Tobruk” – released in France Wednesday, French philosopher-writer Bernard-Henri Levy is the narrator, director, star of a documentary about his role in the 2011 Libyan intervention.
More than a year after UN Security Council Resolution 1973 - which provided the legal basis for the NATO intervention in Libya - was adopted, the documentary charts the unprecedented saga of how one intellectual managed to bulldoze the international agenda on Libya. . . .
Libya: A ‘socialist paradise' under colonial attack
The 2010 UN Human Development index ranked Libya #1 in Africa — higher than Saudi Arabia