Bernard-Henri Lévy

Bernard-Henri Lévy is one of France\'s leading philosophers, writers and personalities \"accorded the kind of adulation in France that most countries reserve for their rock stars\". He is the author of 30 books of passionate cultural commentary, biography and fiction, including several works about the Islamic world. A war reporter during the 1971 conflict over Bangladesh, he became famous as the flamboyant founder of the nouveaux philosophes group in the 1970s. He has served as a diplomat for the French government, most recently heading a fact-finding mission to Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban.

Confronting Terror: Bernard-Henri Lévy & Salman Rushdie
n 1989 Salman Rushdie was sentenced to death for blasphemy after publishing The Satanic Verses, a fictional and imaginative portrayal of Islam, which the Iranian government described as a ‘provocative American deed.’ He lived in hiding for nine years and saw his literary collaborators attacked or killed. Bernard-Henri Lévy spent a year investigating and writing Who Killed Daniel Pearl (2003) about the American journalist murdered by Islam...