Bernard-Henri Lévy is a French philosopher. He is the author of over 30 books, including works in philosophy, fiction, and biography. His recent play, “Hotel Europe,” dedicated to the Maidan revolution, which premiered in Sarajevo and in Paris in 2014, then in Kiev and in Lviv in 2015, is a cry of alarm about the crisis facing the European project.
After starting his career as a war reporter for ‘Combat’, the legendary newspaper founded by Albert Camus during the Nazi occupation of France, Mr. Lévy was instrumental in founding the New Philosophers group.
Mr. Lévy has undertaken several diplomatic missions for the French government and has traveled to the world’s most troubled areas, including Pakistan, to research for his ‘investigative novel’ “Who Killed Daniel Pearl?” (2003). His reportage and commentary from Israel during the 2006 Lebanon war appeared to wide acclaim. And after an extensive, clandestine visit to Darfur in 2007, he reported on the ethnic cleansing and genocide there for Le Monde and for The New Republic. His first-hand account of the fall of Moammar Gaddafi in Libya appeared in the form of a writer’s journal (“La Guerre sans l’aimer”, 2012) and a documentary film (“The Oath of Tobruk”).