Is Philosophy Dead?

After 27 years in the public eye, Bernard-Henri Lévy is France's iconic postmodern intellectual. A writer, director, philosopher and humanitarian activist, he has been called everything but shy. Since he burst into public view in 1977 as a founding member of the "new philosopher" movement — which urged action over purely conceptual thought, and broke leftist ranks by denouncing Soviet communism as fascism — the mediagenic BHL (as he's usually known) has been relentless. He has published countless essays and more than 30 books, including his 2003 "investi-novel" Who Killed Daniel Pearl?, a partly fictionalized investigation of the people and places...

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