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Bernard-Henri Lévy

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Bernard-Henri Lévy, Stella Sandford, Homi K Bhabha

Arts & Ideas

The French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy has written a philosophical take on the current pandemic and what it tells us about society. He talks with Stella Sandford, Director of the Society for European Philosophy in the UK and author of How to Read Beauvoir, whose own research looks at sex, race and feminism, and with Homi Bhabha, the Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University. The Virus in the Age of Madness by Bernard-Henri Lévy is out now. You can find a philosophy playlist on the Free Thinking programme website featuring discussions including panpsychism, Boethius, Isaiah Berlin, the quartet of C20th British women philosophers https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07x0twx You can also find Prof Homi K Bhabha giving a lecture on memory and migration recorded in partnership with the Royal Society of Literature https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0005gt9 Producer: Ruth Watts


28 Jul 2020

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Bernard-Henri Lévy in conversation with Terrence McNally

Live Talks Los Angeles

Bernard-Henri Lévy in conversation with Terrence McNally at Live Talks Los Angeles discussing his book, "The Empire and the Five Kings: America’s Abdication and the Fate of the World." The talk took place on February 22, 2019 at Gensler, downtown Los Angeles. To learn more about Live Talks Los Angeles -- upcoming events, more videos, podcast -- visit livetalksla.org


15 Mar 2020

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Bernard-Henri Lévy: America’s Withdrawal from World Leadership

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast

The United States was once the hope of the world, a beacon of freedom and the defender of liberal democracy. Nations and peoples on all continents looked to America to stand up for the values that created the western world and to oppose autocracy and repression. Even when America did not live up to its ideals, it still recognized their importance at home and abroad. But as Bernard-Henri Lévy lays bare in his powerful and disturbing analysis of the world today, America is retreating from its traditional leadership role, and in its place have come five ambitious powers, former empires eager to assert their primacy and influence. Lévy shows how these five powers―Russia, China, Turkey, Iran and Sunni radical Islamism―are taking steps to undermine the liberal values that have been a hallmark of western civilization. Please join us for a special talk with Bernard-Henri Lévy, one of the world's leading intellectuals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 10mins

26 Feb 2019

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Ep. #486: Adam Schiff, Bernard-Henri Lévy

Real Time with Bill Maher

Bill’s guests are Adam Schiff, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Donna Brazile, Claire McCaskill, Rick Wilson. (Originally aired 2/22/19)


23 Feb 2019

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Bernard-Henri Lévy on the New World Disorder

TBD with Tina Brown

Bernard-Henri Lévy, a passionate defender of liberty and democracy, joins Tina to talk about his new book “The Empire and the Five Kings” and why it’s not too late for the empire in question, America, to recover its “moxie” and fulfill its destiny.Tweet me @tinabrownlm #TBDwithTinaBrown and if you liked this episode, please rate, review and subscribe, it helps us spread the word.


12 Feb 2019

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Bernard-Henri Lévy: Antisemitism

The Jewish Hour

Welcome to The Jewish Hour with Rabbi Finman, for October 22, 2017. In this episode, Rabbi Finman rebroadcasts his conversation with philosopher and author Bernard-Henri Lévy about his book The Genius of Judaism.

22 Oct 2017

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Bernard-Henri Lévy: The Genius of Judaism

The Jewish Hour

Welcome to The Jewish Hour with Rabbi Finman, for February 19, 2017. In this episode, Rabbi Finman talks to Bernard-Henri Lévy author of “The Genius of Judaism“.

19 Feb 2017

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82. Bernard-Henri Lévy (Philosopher) – The Mirror of Our Better Selves

Think Again – a Big Think Podcast

Since 2008, Big Think has been sharing big ideas from creative and curious minds. The Think Again podcast takes us out of our comfort zone, surprising our guests and Jason Gots, your host, with unexpected conversation starters from Big Think’s interview archives.The Washington Post has this to say about today's guest: "There is no American equivalent of Bernard-Henri Lévy. Known as “BHL,” he is among the last of a quintessentially French breed, the 20th century intellectuel engagé. As a “nouveau philosophe” disenchanted with Marxism, communism and the excesses of 1968, when civil unrest roiled France, Levy has enjoyed a long and theatrical career since the 1970s, embracing journalism, philosophy, film and an outspoken advocacy for human rights."BHL's films include the documentaries Bosna! And A Day in the Death of Sarajevo. Lévy is co-founder of the antiracist group SOS Racisme and has served on diplomatic missions for the French government. His newest book The Genius of Judaism explores what he sees as the crucial metaphysical role of Jewish thought and the Jewish people in the life of nations. Today's episode addresses torture, the question of evil, and the tipping point at which democracy becomes something else.  Surprise conversation starter interview clips in this episode: Paul Bloom on Torture, and Ian Bremmer on America as a Superpower. About Think Again - A Big Think Podcast: You've got 10 minutes with Einstein. What do you talk about? Black holes? Time travel? Why not gambling? The Art of War? Contemporary parenting? Some of the best conversations happen when we're pushed outside of our comfort zones. Each week on Think Again, we surprise smart people you may have heard of with short clips from Big Think's interview archives on every imaginable subject. These conversations could, and do, go anywhere. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


21 Jan 2017

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Bernard-Henri Lévy on the Libyan intervention and universal values

Intelligence Squared

Bernard-Henri Lévy is France’s best-known public intellectual, passionately committed to the causes he believes to be just. A writer, journalist, and film-maker, he has the status of a rock star in France where he is known simply as BHL, and has repeatedly turned down the Légion d'Honneur. In this rare appearance in London for Intelligence Squared he lectured on liberal interventionism (he is credited with persuading President Sarkozy to take the lead in the international intervention in Libya), the crisis in Europe, the race for the US presidency, and French politics; he also touched on his literary and philosophical heroes and the role of the public intellectual in France and elsewhere. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 20mins

8 Jan 2015