Synopses & Reviews
is a journalist for the news site Mediapart
, and she coedited La France Invisible
, with Stéphane Beaud and Joseph Confavreux (2006).
Xavier de la Porte is a journalist for the radio station France Culture.
"Cruel enough to be funny, serious enough to be credible ... The angle and method of the two journalists has the merit of simplicity: to take Bernard-Henri Lévy at face value, in other words to read his books, articles, interviews, to watch his films, to listen to his public talks and interventions in the media." Télérama
"A familiar figure in the celebrity media, friend of the stars, big bosses and politicians of Left and Right, accompanied or not by Arielle Dombasle, BHL appears, in this effective investigation, as an intellectual with 'an oversized ego whose commitments serve his personal interests.'" Agence France Presse
How do we explain what Perry Anderson has called "the bizarre prominence of Bernard-Henri Lévy, far the best-known 'thinker' under sixty in the country?
A careful investigation comparing Bernard-Henri Lévy's words with his deeds.